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When I see articles like this, it shows the generosity of the american public in far away lands. I don't see the new super power China or the Russian oligarchs or the so called "European union" people helping.

 

https://www.rep-am.com/news/world/2019/06/14/u-s-donors-not-french-tycoons-foot-notre-dame-works-bills/

The Friends of Notre Dame de Paris was founded in 2017, and its president, Michel Picaud, estimates that 90% of the donations it has received have come from American donors. Indeed, Picaud has just returned from a fund-raising trip in New York.

 

“Americans are very generous toward Notre Dame and the monument is very loved in America. Six out of our 11 board members are residents in the U.S.,” Picaud said.

 

When my family visited France, we went to the famous Louvre museum. The surprising thing we found there was the "American Friends of the Louvre" sign collecting funds.

 

https://aflouvre.org/

 

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China's belt and road initiative are loans and not aid. No country provides money, aid and market access like the US. (public and private)

 

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/cpec-financing-is-pakistan-being-ripped-off-by-china.507705/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/asia/sri-lanka-china-port.html

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/chinas-aid-to-africa-monster-or-messiah/

https://www.ibtimes.com/chinas-multi-billion-dollar-loans-venezuela-face-uncertain-future-oil-prices-slump-1974614

 

https://borgenproject.org/five-countries-that-give-the-largest-foreign-aid/

 

One thing is correct, private charity is  much more prevalent in the US than anywhere else. I don’t see how this translates into remaining the dominant superpower.

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China's belt and road initiative are loans and not aid. No country provides money, aid and market access like the US. (public and private)

 

https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/cpec-financing-is-pakistan-being-ripped-off-by-china.507705/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/asia/sri-lanka-china-port.html

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/chinas-aid-to-africa-monster-or-messiah/

https://www.ibtimes.com/chinas-multi-billion-dollar-loans-venezuela-face-uncertain-future-oil-prices-slump-1974614

 

https://borgenproject.org/five-countries-that-give-the-largest-foreign-aid/

 

One thing is correct, private charity is  much more prevalent in the US than anywhere else. I don’t see how this translates into remaining the dominant superpower.

 

You clearly haven't read "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" if you think a large part of our foreign policy isn't in the form of loans (which you can also argue like the author does, that are predetory) to developing countries.  I dont know if everything the author says is accurate, but you can verify companies and people and actions discussed that were public. 

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