I want to post this 23 year old commentary by the Canadian writer Gordon Sinclair mainly because it is one of my favorite foreign opinion papers on those strange Americans. It describes a certian quality that we hardly ever hear from our own media.
It has declined there by 41% since 1971 and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least-appreciated people in all the earth.
As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the
The Americans did.
They have helped control floods on the Nile, the Amazon, the Ganges and the
When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of
When distant cities are hit by earthquakes, it is the
Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tristar or the Douglas 107? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all international lines except
When the railways of
I don't think there was outside help even during the
And finally, the American Red Cross was told at its 48th Annual meeting in
(c) 1973 BY GORDON SINCLAIR