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  1. Absolutely spot-on! The trouble with a continent-sized country with tremendous varieties of scenery, climate, and subcultures is that travel abroad — let alone overseas — seems both irrelevant and overly expensive for most people to consider. Add to it an educational system that ignores languages, geography, and other peoples’ history, and you have a pathetically insular and parochial society that knows nothing — and cares even less — about anything or anyone outside of their particular bubble. And without direct experience with anything foreign, they easily fall victim to the most base and brazen propaganda efforts to vilify, denigrate, and slander the bad foreign villain-of-the-moment.

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