The Press: Behind the New Curtain

Among Britain's left-wing and labor weeklies, knocking the U.S. has become so popular that many other Fleet Streeters have become worried by the anti-American chorus. Last week in the New Republic, Michael Curtis of the liberal London News Chronicle (circ. 1,600,000) took a searching look at the reasons for the "new kind of anti-Americanism in this country" that forms an "Atlantic Curtain" between the two countries.

"Anti-Americanism is ... most marked on the Left among the 'intellectuals' and among working [class] people," wrote Curtis. A big reason is that the Labor government has...

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