Sometimes I resent the way American elections dominate the news cycles even beyond the borders of the United States. Certainly I could have done without the poisonous rhetoric of the last 18 months or so: the fear mongering, the hate and lies that grow more egregious with each passing year.
Unfortunately, the United States remains the most powerful country in the world, and the choices of its citizens have huge impacts on every human being. A multipolar world would be healthier than the one we now inhabit, but that will require more time. Until that day, we observe on the sidelines, hoping for sanity from our American cousins even as we struggle to cultivate more of that quality here at home.