News 2003

Below is a collection of news articles from 2003 by and about AIDemocracy.org and its network, some of which first appeared elsewhere. They are reposted here when working links were otherwise not available.

Close Encounter: Americans and Europeans aren’t as far apart as everyone thinks

by Seth Green The American Prospect 06/03/03 OXFORD, ENGLAND — I was recently standing in line at a McDonald’s here, when a drunk Englishman began harassing me. “Is George Bush your hero?” he demanded. I tried to ignore him, but he followed me and a few of my American friends …

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Study Abroad

by Matthew Yohe The Trident (Washington and Lee) Forthcoming All of us remember where we were on September 11th, 2001. I had just begun my college career at W and L, and on my way back to the dorms after a geology class, my friend Mike Kearney told me a …

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It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

by Seth Green The Internationalist 04/17/2003 When the Pew Research Center released a survey earlier this month indicating a marked increase in anti-Americanism abroad, many Americans were understandably surprised. From America’s shores, the world finally appeared to be warming to our foreign policy. The U.N. Security Council had authorized strong …

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Understanding anti-Americanism

by Wahei Aoyama The Japan Times 03/21/2003 We hear it on the news, we feel the tension in the air, we see it on the faces of the masses: War is approaching, and the world is protesting. Feb. 15 was phenomenal: People around the world were united in showing their …

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Deconstructing Anti-Americanism

by Jason H. Wasfy The Tech (MIT) 03/07/2003 OXFORD, England — Anti-Americanism appears to be heating up around the world. As Bush administration officials trade barbs with French and German leaders, and as the Muslim world increasingly feels under siege, the prospects of broad international cooperation against the al-Qaida terrorist …

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Student Group Aims to Promote ‘Globally Conscious America’

The Chronicle of Higher Education 01/31/2003 American students in Britain decided to do something about always feeling that they were being put on the defensive about their country. Seth Green, a Marshall scholar at the University of Oxford, has co-founded Americans for Informed Democracy, or AID, an Oxford-based group that …

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Why They Hate Us: Students take pulse of foreign opinion about U.S.

by Manuela Da Costa-Fernandes New Haven Register 01/19/2003 Before he enters Yale Law School this fall, Seth J. Green has an ambitious mission: tell Americans “what the world thinks” about them. The 22-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native is the driving force behind Americans for Informed Democracy, a new nonpartisan organization …

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