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During this comprehensively revised and up-to-date new version of the highly-acclaimed textual content, John Dumbrell assesses how and why the Anglo-American precise dating chanced on a brand new rent of existence less than Blair as Britain time and again "chose" the U.S. in its evolving overseas coverage orientation instead of Europe.There was once, he argues, no inevitability approximately this reaction to the publish September 11 foreign state of affairs and its long term motive and clients nonetheless stay unsure.

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William Leuchtenberg (1979, 2) wrote in the late 1970s of ‘a reversal of our historical relationship’. Where Britain used to perceive the US as the land of the future, the US now looked to Britain for ‘experience with a diminished world role and limited economic growth’. Some American critics of the neo-imperialist thrust of post–9/11 US foreign policy urged Washington against replicating the trajectory of Britain’s empire (Elkins, 2005). American populist anglophobia had largely disappeared by about 1960.

Writing in the vanguard of Blairite modernization, Will Hutton argued that there was a ‘powerful impulse towards charity and solidarity in US culture’ alongside ‘competition and the primacy of markets’ (Hutton, 1996, 261). President Clinton’s Balkans policies in the late 1990s, along with US sponsorship in the same period of economic globalization, did provoke leftist protest in the UK. However, only Transatlantic Attitudes 39 with the emergence of the intense and febrile opposition to the foreign policies of the administration of President George W.

A graduate of Clare College, Cambridge, Mellon became a leading collector of English rural painting and an honorary member of the Jockey Club. Paul Mellon’s grandfather had actually emigrated to the US from Northern Ireland. One of the best known recent American Anglophiles was John Paul Getty III, widely known as an extraordinarily generous patron of English cricket. Figures like Mellon and Getty, albeit in extreme form, personify America’s ‘Anglo’ culture. Twentieth-century Anglo-American elite connections were anchored in formal and informal networks such as the Ditchley conferences and in figures such as Marietta Tree, born a Peabody from New England, whose Anglo-American connections almost defined a generation.

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