The failure to make any serious attempt to understand the United States and its political culture is now more than smug, stupid and cynical (although it is certainly all those things). The perverse ignorance which allows the British liberal establishment to caricature America’s obsessive concern with its constitutional integrity as simply a front for bigotry (note the BBC’s derisive treatment of the Tea Party movement) is beyond silly: it now presents a real threat to the common cause which the nations of the Enlightenment must make if they are to see their way through the present danger.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Posted by philmon at Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Speaking of the idea that regular Americans are stupid/evil/backward, Janet Daily takes European Anti-Americanism to task today in the UK London Telegraph. Sounds like she gets it.