I'm left hoping this is hyperbole
I read An American in London
, an article in Front Page Magazine and could scarcely believe what Carol Gould had to say. I actually tried to find her email address (no luck) so that I could write and ask: Are you laying it on thick just for effect or what?
What she describes is a long-standing and growing anti-American, anti-Jewish movement in Britain. An apparently open movement, which considers the US and Israel to be the cause of everyone's trouble, whatever it may be. A movement that isn't just uneducated brutes acting idiotic, but otherwise rational and intellectual people of supposedly good breeding who Ms. Gould considers one nerve away from taking a swing at her at the crescendo of their indictments of who she is and from whence she came. What?! I thought these were our best allies. I thought Brits were pretty much like us. I know they look down on us from across the pond, and we Americans tend to do the same. All the brits I've met have been nice even so. But if what she says is true...Sheesh. What's happened over there?
posted by M@ at 3:38 AM