REFLECTIONS: Culture from America?

With the courteous horror of the Lilliputians for the oafish Gulliver, British commentators have recently felt obliged to pin down the invading monster of American culture, and examine it at close range. One of them, Sir William Haley, director general of BBC, began plans last fall for a series of talks by qualified intellectuals on the impact of America on European culture. BBC's five lecturers—three Englishmen and an Irishman, with Harvard Professor Perry Miller concluding in rebuttal a fortnight ago—seemed to pull up two stakes for every one they drove, but succeeded...

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