I just finished reading Americans v. Europeans, a paper researched and written by a student from Texas A&M University. The research included traveling to a dozen European countries and asking the opinions Europeans hold of the United States; the paper is well written, short enough to be about to read in about ten to fifteen minutes, but encompasses a great deal. Of course with such a short paper, not everything is covered.
I already knew some of the information, but the person's research went further in dept and really put into perspective the way many Europeans feel about the United States (not all Europeans, of course.) Some opinons favor the United States, while others shun it.
The paper comes off a website from Texas A&M called EU Notes. It stores many research papers completed during abroad studies. If you would like you read these papers, check out the website, I'm sure you will find something interesting.
08'aIgnorance is not an excuse
28th November 2003
I read the article "An America finished" and it was a very interesting read. I think she has right in many things she says. However I think she's exaggerating with the whole "Europeans are beeing fed with anti-american propaganda from the media". But then again I can only speak for Sweden.
I'd love to read a simular article but with someone from Europe going to the States instead :).
Good find :thumbsup:
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Intresting read though most of it confirms what you can find in debates between Europeans and Americans on these forums already. Most of it I agree with but like MoP the "Europeans are beeing fed with anti-american propaganda from the media" is a bit exaggerated.
It would be intresting to read a simular article about an European in the USA though.
I will try and find a similar website with Europeans going to America.
I think I may join the political science department of Texas A&M so I can get into foreign politicals and stuff. That's what all these people who wrote the research papers did.
To begin with I agree with all previous posts. The paper is both interesting and well written, and she actually has gotten most things correct. The media part is a bit odd, but I suppose her view of an unbiased media has to do with her being American. Or maybe some European media is more biased than I thought, but as I hardly follow any other foreign media than BBC, Time, Dagens Nyheter and occasionally a few others, I can't really say much about that. Or perhaps she read e.g. the Sun. :p