By Ian Buruma
"Imaginative, original--wittily written."--The Washington publish booklet World
To a few, England has lengthy represented tolerance, cause, and political moderation. To others, it's a moribund bastion of snobbery and superseded culture. during this energetic and diverting social historical past, famous writer Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, presents an incisive examine anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the final centuries.
From passionate lovers like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colourful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania supplies a sharply satirical account of Europe's occasionally comical, occasionally lethal prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her courting with Europe continues to be extremely important as we input the twenty-first century.
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