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Nov. 6th, 2008 | 08:57 am
mood: energeticenergetic

this is exactly what it's like.

"Suddenly it's cool to be American abroad" from the Chicago Sun Times.

..."For longtime U.S. expatriates like me — someone far more accustomed to being targeted over unpopular policies, for having my very Americanness publicly assailed — it feels like an extraordinary turnabout.

Like a long journey over a very bumpy road has abruptly come to an end. And it’s not just me...."

"When you’re an American abroad, you can quickly become a whipping post. Regardless of your political affiliation, if you happen to be living and working overseas at a time when the United States isn't getting along with much of the world, you get a lot of grief.

You can find yourself pressed to be some kind of apologist for Washington. And you can wind up feeling ashamed and alone."

Read the article here

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