Today on Foxnews a couple of newsbimbos, one blonde, one brunette reflected the level of sophistication with regard to foreign affairs now prevalent in the American people.
1. The brunette referred to Poland as an "east bloc country." Evidently she has not heard that the Warsaw Pact and the USSR no longer exist and that Poland is a NATO country.
2..The newsblonde (dark roots) referred to Russia as one of the remaining Communist countries. It is true that there is a neo-communist political party represented in the Russian parliament but they are a minority party and Putin is not a member, quite the opposite.
In general, Americans are ill equipped to deal with any level of complexity in world affairs above the "Captain America" and "Wonder Woman" level. The Canadians should not feel smug about this. They are basically a protectorate of the "Wonder Woman" crowd and Justin Trudeau is oh, so, precious.