|February 18, 2004|
To what extent do you follow the politics of other countries?
I must confess, none of it interests me.
Most of my International Political news comes through environmental and ecological filters.
I listen to NPR all the time and the BBC newshour most mornings in order to find out what's going on in the rest of the world. I also scan the NY Times headlines and will follow a story that interests me.
Because I lived in England for a while and have extended family there, I follow UK politics fairly closely. Otherwise, I try to be aware of political situations in other countries that might have an effect on global politics.
To no extent at all unfortunately. Another argument in favor of better time-management.
To a very limited extent.
I follow European politics fairly closely. I have a passing interest in US politics.
Not very much. I follow Haiti because a friend of mine from work has gone there with his church a couple of times. I follow Canada because they are just across the river and I vacation near Stratford every year. I follow Taiwan and the PRC because I'm of Chinese descent and I went to Hong Kong once. I follow Iraq because it will affect American politics. Most of the others I ignore except when the headline hints that it could affect the US. It doesn't help that so many countries have different names from the ones I had to learn when I was a fifth grader.
I would say more than the average guy, but then again I live on the boarders of three major countries and carry a passport from a country on the other side of the globe.