Monday 23 Jul 2018 | 19:27 | SYDNEY
Monday 23 Jul 2018 | 19:27 | SYDNEY

Reader riposte: Invisible Australia


Sam Roggeveen


2 March 2010 10:27

Peter Frank writes:

You seem to have removed the ability to comment or respond to articles. Or have I missed something?

Anyway, latest links include a Foreign Policy article on pacificism in Europe; a quite pertinent article given the tendency of Australian PMs and Defence Ministers to criticise the European /NATO contribution to Afghanistan (admittedly more muted in recent months) 

However purpose of this email is to draw your attention to the article in the same edition of FP on the Gallup 2010 country Favorability Ratings. Needless to say, Australia fails to rate a mention. Useful reality check for those, including the Australian elites, who continue to kid themselves that Americans really give a stuff.

Actually, Peter, we've never carried open comment threads (our comments policy here).

Thanks for mentioning that Gallup poll story. I should have at least linked to it myself, though I'm happy to report that Walter Russell Mead did notice the poll and took to his blog to defend Australia's honour.