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:: Monday, July 05, 2004 ::

Hating America

I'm a few days behind, but Will Collier at VodkaPundit linked an long but fantastic Bruce Bawer article from the Hudson Review. Any American who has lived in Europe for an extended period (without going native) will recognize the attitudes and assumptions he describes.

Western Europeans are certain that that they know all about America and understand Americans, but if you scratch the surface, you discover that many have a crude, astoundingly negative and largely inaccurate caricature.

To be sure, most Americans have a cartoon image of Europe, but at least they don't pretend otherwise.

Over the next few days, I'll write up some of the ... interesting ... experiences I've had while living and travelling in Europe, or while dealing with Europeans in the United States.
:: Erik | 7/05/2004 09:31:00 PM | | ::

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