|I don't have first-hand knowledge of how Europeans treat Americans, since I haven't been there in a while, but Revel presents detailed accounts of anti-Americanism that make the account I posted convincing.|
I agree, MH, that this is a very worrying and saddening article. And scary. And Revel makes it clear that the French attitude is even worse, if one can imagine that.
Robert, you wrote: "Having been to london (sic) (and the rest of europe (sic)) several times in the past couple years, I can honestly say i've (sic) never experienced anything like this in england (sic). I get subjected to "please tell me you aren't one of the people who voted for bush" (sic) litmus tests, combined with rants about how evil mr (sic) W is, but that's really about it"
The things you say you are subjected to are precisely what the article is presenting. Since the writer lives in England, it's reasonable to think that she would be exposed to more such rants than you would be as a visitor.
I heard on the television news yesterday and today that some Brits are writing to Americans -- Americans whom they don't know -- to tell them not to vote for George Bush! Bush the "idiot" and the "warmonger," that is. I'm happy to say that the responses they receive are a lesson in the language of four-letter words.