Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Why do we hate America so?

Clive Davis ponders our ambivalent relationship to the US

Anti-American views are endemic in this country, even fashionable.

The truth is that our society is flourishing under the umbrella of US protection. We are mad to bite the hand that feeds us.

Middle class liberals look down their noses at the US in the same way as old money views the nouveaux riche or a Big Brother winner. There is something a little gauche about their stunning success.