Botschafter Emerson sprach auf der #BoKo
2015 in #Berlin
über “Political Leadership from an Ambassador’s Perspective”:
[...] America’s critics are quick to point out that at times we have failed to live up to our ideals. And sometimes they’re right. We have problems within our own borders. We have our own racial and ethnic tensions. Like every country, we struggle with the changes shaped by globalization and its dislocating effects. And even as a nation of immigrants, we continue to struggle with the challenges posed by immigration. But America is also a country that has steadily worked to address its problems. Our Constitution was drafted on the premise of forming “a more perfect union.” That is, by definition, a continuing process. We fight for our ideals. We are willing to criticize ourselves when we fall short – and we take steps to improve.