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Running Head: A NATION OF SHEEP
A Nation Of Sheep
A NATION OF SHEEP
The book A Nation of Sheep is a clear and impressive story of the frightening record of
the American diplomacy and foreign aid. The “nation of sheep” refers to the American public
which is fed with misinformation by both the government and the press. The American public
just read headline and do not go into the details of news provided by the press. The writer reveals
all sorts of frauds that the nation has swallowed with the fact that they are micromanaged and a
state does not understand what goes on in a fellow state makes them think that their colleagues
are enjoying every bit of life. The nation of sheep only knows that millions of money are poured
to other states as they are told so. To understand the American diplomacy, Judge Napolitano’s
book is critically analyzed in this research paper.
Napolitano’s book is based on a central metaphor by contrasting sheep and wolves. The
sheep follow their shepherd and do not question their devotion to the shepherd. On the contrary,
wolves are ever alert to protect themselves and they do not put their full trust in their shepherd.
This clearly depicts the two kinds of people in the American nation: United States. The people
termed as sheep do not question the government regulations because they trust that it looks after
their safety. On the other hand, the wolves do not aimless followers of their shepherd, they
challenge and question government regulations. Wolves act in way that they force the shepherd
to rethink their previous decisions. Looking at the American public, there are individuals who
challenge government regulations and reject any form of assistance from the government. It is
amazing how the “wolves” demand the government to recognize them and protect their natural
human rights as ...