I just read this quote and am pleased that I have been talking about the same thought for the last several years. Yes, what is good for America has got to be good for the world and vice-versa for it to succeed.
"We do not want a PAX Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children -- not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women -- not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."
John F. Kennedy (1963)