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What Do People Outside America Think of the US? Thought-Provoking Conversations on It's A Question of Balance with Ruth Copland

Interviews with Europeans recorded in London when Ruth Copland was in the UK, and an interview with internationally best-selling British author Michael Marshall Smith, who lives in Santa Cruz, give an outside perspective on how the US is viewed and whether views have changed in the last few years. (Photo R - Ruth Copland with guest Michael Marshall Smith).

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There are varied opinions on what Americans think of the US right now - whether it needs to be made great again, whether it still is great, whether it ever was great. What does ‘great’ mean? But what do non-Americans think about all this?

Ruth Copland presents her Out and About interviews on the street recorded on the Embankment in London. London is a very cosmopolitan city and the Embankment is a particularly cosmopolitan area as it is near Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, the London Eye, the Millennium Bridge, and the historic City of London, so there tend to be lots of visitors from many different countries. Sure enough, the first people who agreed to be interviewed by Ruth Copland were from Italy and France.

Ruth also features her interview with ex-pat, internationally best-selling and award-winning British author Michael Marshall Smith, who currently resides in Santa Cruz, California, to get his views as a non-American living in the US. A highly talented and original writer for over 20 years, he is known in particular for 'The Straw Men', which he is currently adapting for TV. His supernatural thriller ‘The Intruders’ was made into a dramatic TV series starring Mira Sorvino, Millie Bobby Brown and John Simm. His latest book is ‘Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence’.

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