Re: if only
>The US is drunk on it's own overinflated sense of exceptionalism!
Europe has all kinds of problems with unity right now and all but having neighbor countries that are your peers does a lot to show the population there are other countries, languages, cultures out there that might even do something things better than you. Everything south of the US in the hemisphere (with a few exceptions) is pretty much dangerous to visit and 3rd world or nearly so and Canada is like America lite in many ways (many of them better but still) with a lot more nature resources than people. The isolation does little to counteract the jingoism and propaganda.