The Most Isolated Country in the World

Posted on August 24, 2006. Filed under: News |

No, it´s not Chile, trapped between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. Nor is it Tahiti, Papa New Guinea, or even Fiji. I´ve been in the US now for 3 weeks on an extended visit, and one of the things that has most caught my attention is how isolated the US is from the rest of the world. Physically and economically of course, the US is not isolated at all, as every country in the world sells its products here, or would like to.

It is with respect to its media environment that the US is the most isolated country in the world. It’s shocking really, that a country that thinks of itself as a paragon of democratic values provides its citizens with so little information, so little opportunity to compare the news they are offered with other points of view.

Here are some examples to back up my hypothesis.

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