International: Great & Absurd Suspicions

What do Europeans think about America? And who cares?

Americans must care, not because they hanker to be loved by all the world (as some probers of the American psyche have suggested), but because the U.S. is engaged in a crucial contest with Soviet Russia for the world's faith and allegiance. Russian-born Newsman Andre Visson (now a U.S. citizen, columnist for the Washington Post and international affairs consultant for Reader's Digest) has tackled the task of exploring Europe's view of the U.S. His findings appeared last week in As Others See Us (Doubleday; $3)....

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