U.S. Imperialism, No....But Yes to McDonalds
Foreigners apparently understand the distinction between the two:
Last week brought fresh evidence of America's fallen standing in the world: The BBC polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and found that less than a third regard U.S. influence as positive. But one symbol of America -- a more enduring one than President Bush, by far -- provided some more cheerful news. McDonald's reported its strongest business results in three decades, and brisk sales in supposedly anti-American countries were a large part of the reason.
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David T. Beito - 1/30/2007
Some of the health nazis, however, in the United States might have a different view!
Robert Higgs - 1/29/2007
Would you rather have a McDonald's or a U.S. helicopter gunship operating in your neighborhood? Well, strange to say, people in other countries feel the same way.