Making America .....
A couple of things strike me: "Gosh, couldn't see a Brit saying that". But perhaps some did in the 18th/19th centuries?
Similarly, was there a period in Republican Rome when its citizen's thought they could improve the world?
The route from "Let us help you", via "We know best", to "We're better than you" is short and easy
I applaud David for what he has written, and I hope that his vision of a better world comes to pass, though I think it would be better if a growing team of nations lead this improvement.