All the handshakes in the world can’t "fix" this problem….

“With anti-American sentiment at unprecedented levels around the world, Americans worried about their country’s low standing are pushing a grassroots campaign to change foreign perceptions of the United States “one handshake at a time.”

Unfortunately, the effect of American policy and complete lack of a recognizable form of diplomacy on the part of the US government, handshakes ain’t gonna fix what’s broke.

Of course, the complete inability for the US to tell the difference between criticism of policy and actions and “anti-Americanism” doesn’t do much to improve dialogue between “them” and “us”. Nor does the inability to understand that criticism about policy and actions does not amount to “hating Americans”.

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