Beyond hanging out at the G8 Summit, Bono is guest editing at Vanity Fair. In his "Guest Editor's Letter" the Irishman professes his continued admiration for America, which was evident on earlier records like Rattle and Hum, and pleads for some exportation of American values to places in need:
"The majority of people in the world no longer idolize Western ideals of justice, freedom, and equality. They don't believe we believe in them. As a student and fan of this great country, America, and the ideas at the heart of it, I think the wider world needs to see a demonstration of those "American" values, through pharmacology, agro-ecology, and technological help for those in extreme circumstances, in their hour of need. These are dangerous times—it's cheaper and smarter to make friends of potential enemies than to defend yourself against them later."
You can read the full letter here.