Anglomania by Ian Buruma
A European Love Affair (Vintage)

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"Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington Post Book World

To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, provides an incisive look at anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the last two centuries.

From passionate enthusiasts like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colorful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania gives a sharply satirical account of Europe's sometimes comical, sometimes deadly prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her relationship with Europe is still vitally important as we enter the twenty-first century.

About Ian Buruma

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Ian Buruma is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.
Published December 5, 2012 by Vintage. 317 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A breezy history of the political science of England-loving.

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At a time when Britain appears more amenable to--if not exactly thrilled by--the notion of integrating itself into the European Union, Buruma (The Wages of Guilt, etc.) addresses the issue of England'

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As a historian, Ian Buruma takes the position that England must understand its past in order to intelligently determine its future.

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