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Well-nourished hatred

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August 2005, no. 273

The American Enemy: The history of French anti-Americanism by Philippe Roger

University of Chicago Press, $69.95 hb, 518 pp

Well-nourished hatred

by
August 2005, no. 273

As an eyewitness to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre in September 2001, Philippe Roger was sickened when the America-hating Jean Baudrillard announced his ‘prodigious jubilation’ at the event. Sickened, but not surprised. Roger understood that Baudrillard’s crassness was rooted in a long French tradition of anti-American discourse.

Colin Nettelbeck reviews ‘The American Enemy: The history of French anti-Americanism’ by Philippe Roger

The American Enemy: The history of French anti-Americanism

by Philippe Roger

University of Chicago Press, $69.95 hb, 518 pp

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