One thing that Strategy Page has done for me is open my eyes a little bit as to the views of other military, history, and political afficionados in the world. Most Americans cannot understand why so many people in the world have such a negative opinion of us (after all, we're the good guys!), but it has been enlightening for me to hear other points of view. I don't agree with a lot of the views of the SP posters from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, but sometimes I can see where they're coming from. U.S. history is just five hundred years old (if you start from the day Columbus stepped off the boat), and for the most part our historical legacy begins with the Civil War, whereas the rest of the world is dealing with animosities that have been festering for thousands of years. Personally I have found the dialogue very beneficial.
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