03 September 2007

Europe's anti-Americanism in decline?

So reports Newsweek -- though in fact it's something of a mixed bag: "Remarkably, the continent's political elites are embracing pro-Americanism at a time when people on the street are as anti-American as they've been since Coalition forces rolled across Iraq." A much more important point to which the essay gives only sporadic attention is that such anti-American feeling is and has been pervasive only in western Europe; the poorer but smarter peoples to the east, freed from Communism only a decade and a half ago, have never embraced it.

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