By Russell A. Berman
Since September eleven, 2001, the attitudes of Europeans towards the us have grown more and more unfavourable. for plenty of in Europe, the terrorist assault on long island urban was once obvious as facts of ways American habit elicits hostility—and the way it will be as much as americans to repent and alter their methods. during this revealing examine the deep divide that has emerged, Russell A. Berman explores a number of the dimensions of up to date ecu anti-Americanism. the writer indicates how, because the technique of post–cold warfare ecu unification has advanced, anti-Americanism has confirmed to be an invaluable ideology for the definition of a brand new ecu id. He examines this rising id and exhibits the way it has led Europeans to a place opposed to any "regime swap" by way of the United States—no subject how undesirable the regime may possibly be—whether in Serbia, Afghanistan, or Iraq.
Berman information the elements—some cultural, a few easily irrational—of this anxious stream and tells why it really is prone to stay a characteristic of relatives among the USA and Europe for the foreseeable destiny. He explains how anti-Americanism operates like an obsessive prejudice and stereotype, impervious to rational arguments or actual evidence, and exhibits how the unfavorable reaction to U.S. guidelines may be traced to a bigger, extra deeply rooted circulate opposed to globalization. Anti-Americanism in Western Europe isn't just a pleasant war of words, it's a widening chasm. This publication makes a big contribution to knowing this significant ideological challenge.