By John Dumbrell
During this comprehensively revised and up to date re-creation of the highly-acclaimed textual content, John Dumbrell assesses how and why the Anglo-American designated dating chanced on a brand new rent of existence lower than Blair as Britain again and again "chose" the USA in its evolving overseas coverage orientation instead of Europe.There was once, he argues, no inevitability approximately this reaction to the submit Sep 11 overseas scenario and its long term purpose and customers nonetheless stay doubtful.
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Samuel Beer (1982, xi), the Harvard University authority on British politics, related the reason given by one of his students for enrolling on one of Beer’s courses. The student’s father had advised: ‘Study England, a country on its knees. ’ William Leuchtenberg (1979, 2) wrote in the late 1970s of ‘a reversal of our historical relationship’. Where Britain used to perceive the US as the land of the future, the US now looked to Britain for ‘experience with a diminished world role and limited economic growth’.
An example is the school of American political scientists who have recommended adoption in the US of British parliamentary and ‘responsible party’ models. Americans View Britain Some traces of the old imperial relationship do remain. Villains in Walt Disney films frequently have English accents. These accents, Transatlantic Attitudes 21 according to Jonathan Freedland (1998, 73), ‘strike a chord with an American audience, reminding them of life before the republic, when they were the subjects of a faraway crown’.
The following varieties appear to present themselves: cultural concerns, leftist criticism and nationalism. Each variety embraces genuine and legitimate concerns, but each also has the potential to slide across into unreason. We have already encountered several examples of anti-American cultural condescension. At its crudest this condescension manifests itself in simple snobbery and rudeness. James Fallows, himself a former Rhodes scholar, commented in 1994 on Bill Clinton’s experience as a student at Oxford in the era of the Vietnam War: ‘during his time Rhodes scholars were supervised by a warden who viewed most of the scholars as if they’d just come in from eating woodchucks or inbreeding up in the hills’ (Greig, 1994).