Letter: Strength of a nation
Re: ‘Is NORAD watching for Visigoths?’ (Metro, Oct. 24)
It would be interesting to know when letter writer Henry Goudsmit thinks America was at its strongest. Many arguments can be made, but most Americans believe we were strongest following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Eleven years of depression ended with the demand for military hardware while simultaneously uniting political foes against a common foreign enemy and their allies.
But he says,“The U.S. was strongest when it focused on itself and let the world do its usual thing.” I can’t think of a time since America became a superpower that we weren’t involved in major foreign affairs.
Kevin Metz, via email