Thanks for the articles that pointed out that all is not lost for the USA. Thomas Omestad's "Rumblings of Decline" and Fouad Ajami's "The Resilience of American Power" [November 3-10], both give hope to this citizen. From all the doom and gloom in the media today, one would think this country may be in a downward death spiral. Not so, according to these authors. The spirit of America is resilience. We may have our share of whiners, but the majority of Americans are tough souls who are willing to work to make the world a better place. It is good to hear that other people of Earth still appreciate Americans when we do our best to work together.
Bob Dimick, Brentwood, TN
How frequently many condemn our country for arrogance, etc., but how amazing it is that still people go to unbelievable lengths to come to our country. As [British] Prime Minister [Tony] Blair once said: (I paraphrase) Judge America by how many people want in, compared to how many want to leave. I commend Fouad Ajami, because he came here, for speaking out in favor of our country rather than constantly condemning it as do many.
Mr. Gail F. Stephenson via E-mail
Something the rest of the world should keep in mind: An axis-dominated planet was in large measure prevented only by the timely intervention of the "arsenal of Democracy," the United States of America.
Randall Keyser, Everett, WA