Mudcat Café message #212694 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20308   Message #212694
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Apr-00 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do Americans know II
Subject: RE: BS: Do Americans know II
"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth." Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator.

On the other hand here is Peter Novick, a Chicago history professor in a recent book "The Holocaust and Collective Memory: The United States is, by a wide margin, the wealthiest country in the world. In the humanitarian assistance it offers to the poorest nations, as a percentage of GNP, it ranks, also by a wide margin, last among the industrialised countries.

"Every American President in recent years has had moving words to say about how shameful it weas that the United States stood by as millions died (in the Holocaust). If one President has been moved by or has noticed, America's standing on the list just mentioned, if he has expressed shame and mortification at that standing, it's escaped my research."

Two sides of the same coin. (And there are other rich countries of which the same is true, in lesser degree. "It's the poor as helps the poor.")