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December 31, 2006



Yes 35% to 60% sounds about right. I was in Germany in 2000, and then again in 2004, and the difference was night and day. Consequently I grow frustrated when Markovits and other liberal academics try to explain away Anti-Americanism as a kind of ressentiment, or an irrational feeling of helplessness mixed with envy. This simply provides fodder for the propagandists at the Weekly Standard and the National Review, who would wish away any foriegn critique of US policy as irrationalism or demogaugery.

There are indeed perfectly rational reasons to dislike America--especially since Bush replaced Clinton. These reasons should be at the forefront of any sane analysis of growing Anti-Americanism, particuarly when analyzing a nation like Germany that has a passion for American culture.

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