USA IS NOT THE HAPPIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD AND OUR PRESS IS NOT THAT FREE

This article, subtitled “How to Know America: Compare It to Others” by John M Repp

In Stephen Bezruchka’s book, Inequality Kills Us All: Covid-19’s Health Lessons for the World (Routledge: New York, 2023), he writes: “A person who knows only one country knows no country.” (p.49) He reminds us that we humans learn by comparing one thing to an-other. He was able to live ten years in Nepal as a physician.

Yes, one of the very best ways to learn about your own country is to live and work in another country for a considerable time. Learning the language and living and hanging out with the locals in another country makes comparisons with own’s own country possible. …

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