What is America's Place in the World?

Adams distinguishes between the American government and the American people.
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Topic: America's Place In The World.

Gerry Adams: It isn’t so much America. We have to differentiate between America and the American government. But I think because this is arguably one of the most powerful, and for a period in our recent history, arguably the most powerful nation in the world, then it’s incumbent that it uses that power and influence in a generous, and a gentle, and a mundane way

When I talk to many people in the U.S.A., including people in the government; and including the current president, President [George W.] Bush; and President [Bill] Clinton; and many, many of their advisors, that I think is the will of people here. That’s my notional view. I’m not an expert. I don’t profess to be an expert. But just my notional view is that America can be a force for great good in the world.

 

Recorded on: Oct 8, 2007


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