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Only 14% of American citizens hold active passports. In a profound sense, most U.S. citizens are insulated from the realties of the rest of the world. Even with worldwide communication technologies, the major U.S. media filters out much of what goes on beyond American borders, only focusing on major events. Here, a former overseas journalist and writer, Mark Hertsgaard, speaks of how others around the world see the United States. This is an especially relevant dialogue in light of U.S. Government action since the events of 9/11.
Mark Hertsgaard provides media commentary for National Public Radio.
He is the author of several books including:
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