|Title||American Popularity Abroad|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Lewis, Anthony, 1927- - London Bureau Chief of the New York Times|
|Taped on||Jul 24, 1969 (London, England)|
|Duration||50 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||A thoughtful though not flashy discussion of how it can be that America is regarded in much of the world as more repressive than the Soviet Union, and what we might do to change this perception. WFB: "It does occur to me that there is something in the American temperament that desires to be rebuffed. That is to say, isn't it true that Americans react so to being disliked that people look out for opportunities to dislike [us]? ... " AL: "I think you put it backwards, actually. We suffer from an excessive desire to be accepted. We're like social climbers, nouveaux riches, who have this terrible fear that people won't like us."|
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Foreign public opinion.
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