Rick Steves is a thoughtful and well respected travel writer. In fact his book Rick Steve’s Italy, is the best selling travel book on the market. Which is funny because more travelers go to England than Italy, but it appears the prefer to read more about Italy. Just before the election Steves addressed how the U.S. and Americans are viewed by the rest of the world. Since he spends at least four months a year abroad, he is in a uniquely qualified position to comment. Here is his USA Today commentary, reprinted with permission on GoNOMAD.