By Ian Buruma
With its precise background of civil liberties and the fragile stability among social order and the unfastened pursuit of self-interest, England has constantly involved its continental neighbours.
Buruma examines the background of principles of Englishness and what Europeans have sought after (or loathed) in England around the centuries. Voltaire puzzled why British legislation couldn't be transplanted into France, or perhaps to Serbia; Karl Marx inspiration the English have been too silly to begin a revolution; Goethe worshipped Shakespeare; and the Kaiser used to be confident that Britain was once run via Jews.
Combining the tales of eu Anglophiles and Anglophobes with thoughts of his personal Anglo-Dutch-German-Jewish family members, this totally unique ebook illuminates the connection among Britain and Europe, revealing how Englishness - and others' perspectives of it - have formed glossy eu history.
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Anglomania: A European Love Affair by Ian Buruma