Why is the U.S. so hated around the world?
In part it is due to the Soviet's propaganda machine which instead of directly trying to influence events created a self-sustaining Marxist subculture which seeks to destroy the establishment (United States and allied institutions) in the West. This subculture continues to live today even after the fall of communism and the fact that Communism killed more people than the Nazis ever dreamed of.
Islamists have taken on the old Soviet propaganda machine, and are working it with skill.
This is a post about a recent BBC poll about negative influences in the world that ranked the U.S. and Israel above just about everyone else (including N. Korea and China). Makes you wonder what life would be life for these same people if the U.S. fell off the face of the earth. Do you think it would be better?