America's warped narcissism on the world stage

America gazes upon the world and sees only itself

American foreign policy.
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Throngs of self-appointed psychotherapists (and even some real ones) have seen fit to diagnose President Trump as suffering from a debilitating case of narcissistic personality disorder. But what about the narcissism that afflicts America as a whole?

Of course, I can't muster evidence to prove that all Americans suffer from extreme self-centeredness. But what is obvious is that much of the country's political leadership, and especially its foreign policy establishment (sometimes not so flatteringly described as "the blob”), displays precisely this tendency.

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