EUROPE: Anti-Auto-Anti

Sean O'Faolain, famed Irish short-story writer, novelist (A Nest of Simple Folk) and biographer (A Life of Daniel O'Connell), loosed a blistering attack on Autoantiamericanism, a word of his own construction. Writing in the Irish monthly The Bell, he was addressing himself chiefly to his own countrymen, but his message would make interesting reading for a lot of other "auto-antis." Excerpts:

"What are the sources, motives or unconscious origins of Anti-Americanism? First I would put British influences . . . [like] The New Statesman. [It is] the British Bible of every washed-up Liberal, soured Conservative, lapsed Catholic, half-baked grammar school intellectual,...

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