Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 148–162 | Cite as

Old wine and old bottles: anti-Americanism in Britain, France and Germany

  • Carl Cavanagh HodgeEmail author


European anti-Americanism is almost as old as the American republic itself. In the contemporary context it mixes older ideological traditions with a new and popular fear and loathing of the United States. It based as much on ignorance of America as rejection of it, and has found a home on the post-modern left. It often mixes anti-Americanism with anti-Semitism in an especially poisonous manner. Despite the passing of the Bush administration anti-Americanism in traditional American allies such as Britain, France and Germany has possibly done irreparable damage to the trans-Atlantic relationship.

Key words

anti-Americanism Bush Doctrine anti-Semitism fascism 


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  1. 1.University of British Columbia-OkanaganCanada

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