My opinion piece in Borderless Journal Xmas 2020.
By Candice Louisa Daquin, Senior Editor, Indie Blu(e) Publishing
Even the most stalwart historian among us, will attest, it takes living in a country, inhabiting its borders, to truly understand a country. It is no wonder we struggle to truly comprehend the lived experience of people in other countries. America must look very strange to the rest of the world, just as we who live in America may stereotype and miss the nuances of the political landscape of other countries.
But as strange as America may look, it is a strange country to live in too. As an immigrant to America, I have the advantage of knowing what it is like to have lived in three other countries and been resident or citizens of them. It helps in seeing why people hold the perspectives they do.
Obviously, it is a mine field if you say only one side is ‘right’…
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