This is a very subjective question - most Americans will undoubtebly say 'yes', but many people around the world will say a resounding 'no'.
Being objective is difficult; there are a lot of great things about America, but there are also a lot of bad things. It's the same for every country in the world - and I'm sure most people would call their own country the 'greatest' country in the world.
In terms of economy, the answer is no; in terms of healthcare the answer is no, in terms of sports, the answer is probably yes, in terms of.....blah blah blah...these are my opinions and you can argue about them until the cows come home.
Perhaps there is no answer, and the question should be more like "Should America strive to be the best country in the world?"
I actually wrote a hub on this topic, which is why I decided to field this question. I like your comment, SimeyC, except for the reference to sport... the most popular sport in the world is of course football/soccer. Two of the most widespread sports in the world are rugby and cricket -- the US does not participate, or barely participates, in these sports... on the other hand, baseball, basketball, hockey, and American football are played as sports on a much smaller scale in ninety percent of the rest of the world. It is true that America has had some phenomenal success in tennis and golf, however. Just had to put in my two cents' worth there... :-)
If you were to look at the United States in the context of the history of the modern world (year 300AD+), the U.S. is conducting a massive social government experiment. Never has a country lasted long-term (250 years plus) when its government... read more
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