Out of order: America's autocorrect mechanism

To me, a German, the United States of America has always been more than just a superpower that one had no choice but to live with.

The US was more than the force occupying Germany after the war. And much more than the protecting partner during the Cold War.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2020, with the headline 'Out of order: America's autocorrect mechanism'. Print Edition | Subscribe