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December 07, 2004



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Nice review. I agree--the equation of anti-semitism and anti-Americanism is the worst part of Markovits' argument. I saw him give a talk on it recently here in the US, and he left out the anti-semitism argument, which left me without a major substantive objection to his talk.

I would say, however, that I think the notion of widespread Anti-Americanism among the "elite" is somewhat exaggerated. I think that most of the very top of the elite--the real cream of the crop in academia, politics, and journalism--have studied in America at some point, and have a nuanced view of American culture. Much Anti-Americanism, even among educated students, springs from a resentment that is missing among the most accomplished.

When the book comes out here in the US, it will be interesting to see if Markovits can keep the book from being interpreted as just another reason for Euro-bashing.

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