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Sunday, April 11, 2004
NY Times Op-Ed
April 10, 2004: A Spanish Lesson, By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF: "It wouldn't have taken much to maintain our friendship with our allies. Sure, there are cultural gaps: Europeans are bewildered that Americans can feel more threatened by Janet Jackson's breast than by unregulated handguns. But the Bush administration had to work hard to take all the good will accumulated over the decades since World War II and the Marshall Plan, and replace it with distrust and hostility. As my Uncle Jos´┐Ż, who is profoundly pro-American, puts it sadly: 'There's so much anti-Americanism now. That is Bush's achievement.' "
Posted at 7:36 PM by John.

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