Americans Behaving Badly

There is a documentary series on the history channel called Ancients Behaving Badly. It documents the atrocities of people like Genghis Kahn, Alexander the Great, Caligula etc. I could imagine some future version of this show featuring the USA in the early part of the 21st century. The thing that would amaze viewers is that Americans of the time did not see themselves as cruel at all. Even though they had full access to the facts, the extreme nationalism of the time made Americans interpret atrocity as heroism.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)