Australians travel quite a lot internationally, most Americans very little. How well is international tourism experience of Australians reflected in a greater tolerance of other ways of life?
Everyone has only 24 hours in a day. In many countries the sheer struggle to survive occupies most waking hours. In some others, any “free thinking time” is carefully manipulated by state directed activities, propaganda and censorship. A possible third model is that ruling elites and governments may prevent criticism by distracting the main population with sports, entertainment and endless trivial ‘news’.