Hallo ich hatte in Englisch eine Hausaufgabe auf. Eine Mail zu schreiben bezogen auf einen deutschen Text. Nun wollte ich wissen ob in meinem Text noch Fehler vorhanden sind. Danke schonmal!
Are you alright? I found an interesting essay in the internet which is written in German. I will summarize it in English for you. This gives you some information about how Germans view the United States.
The text “Das verlorene Jarzehnt” written by Dirk Emmerich centers on the changes in the world after 9/11. He thinks until today the consequences are noticeable for America.
In George W. Bush’s opinion not the communism but rather the Islamic extremism is going to be the chief opponent.
But this was a misunderstanding. America had a strong self- image as the last superpower in the world. And this image was violated by the terrorists. They hurt their military, political and economic strength.
With the war in Afghanistan and Iraq a lot of people died. The author explains that the Taliban stands before the return to the power. And al-Qaeda adapted their strategy. In America is a situation of fear before new terror attacks.
Dirk Emmerich thinks that Americas image have greatly suffered. Probably they betray their own values. He gives some example: The new security measures hurt basic rights and above all the right to privacy, they have secret bastilles and the targeted killing abroad. That all doesn’t figure with the American Image like the basics: liberty, equality and opportunities for advancement for everybody.
In the authors opinion George W. Bush’s reaction has debased American economy and weakened their security.
In addition the author explains that America has a lot of debts. China, America’s largest rival in economy, is today the largest creditor from America.
All in all Dirk Emmerich thinks that America has lost power and influence and this isn’t going to change.
Hopefully I could help you. Best wishes from Germany!