The first modern democracy. A country based on an idea, freedom. While almost everybody thinks Usa is the devil, I think it´s the scapegoat of the whole world. Usa has a lot of bad things (funny: the things that other countries copy) but wich one is a perfect country? Just read Jean Francois Revel´s "Antiamerican obsession". I love Usa, and I love what they do/did for us (WW2,Cold war,Israel...), and the culture (music, movies, writers...) I dont like the guns and the "body culture" that´s true, but is their country.
In that part, they can recognize their defects(i.e."American Beauty", the book "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis...), something that other countries don´t do.
Example 2 - When the USA realized how much oil was in the middle east, they decided to make enemies instead of friends with the natives, concluding that its cheaper to steal then it is to buy.
Example 3 - I am an average working American, and I don't blame the world for hating the USA. I feel so stuck here.
Example 3 - The biggest idiots can become leaders in the USA. Thats a recipe for disaster.