Sunday, July 15, 2007

Why Does Europe Hate Us? Could It Be Its Elite's Cultural Arrogance?

Andrei S. Markovits, the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as well as Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Michigan, exposes the deep seated bias of European elites against America in the Chronicle of Higher Education and in his new book: Uncouth America: Why Europe Dislikes America. As David's Mediakritik points out this becomes a self reinforcing cycle: the elite and the media portray America in the worst possible light, ordinary Europeans are conditioned into anti-Americanism, this ant-Americanism reinforces the prejudice of the media.

Listen to Markovits' interview via U-Tube:

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