I haven’t been keeping up with the comic book news, so I hadn’t heard about Superman renouncing his U.S. Citizenship till today. It’s not really an anti-American story, but nevertheless, it has sparked a Conservative backlash.
I think this nicely illustrates what I mean when I talk about cosmopolitanism vs. nationalism in politics. It’s not that Superman has become anti-American, he is merely “taking a broader approach”. But nevertheless, to the nationalist, the difference is significant.