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By Giovanna Dell'Orto

ISBN-10: 0313348189

ISBN-13: 9780313348181

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ISBN-13: 9780313348198

At the day after the tragic terrorist assaults of 11th of September, newspapers throughout Europe proclaimed, we're All american citizens in lots of diversified languages, crystallizing the cohesion that such a lot of humans worldwide felt at the moment. yet within the years because, that lovely friendship among american citizens and Europeans evaporated, leaving instead a starting to be resentment so deep that americans traveled in another country with Canadian flags stitched to their backpacks whereas Europeans held candlelight vigils for the elimination of President George W. Bush. Dell'Orto argues persuasively that the reply to the query of the place will we cross from the following lies in no matter if non-Americans continue believing within the American dream. provided that that dream remains to be the basis of America's power—as this publication indicates it's been because the usa first stepped onto the foreign stage—can the US no longer pass the way in which of all different superpowers in heritage: down and out.Through research of hundreds of thousands of Western eu media articles and executive guides concerning the usa, this publication, for the 1st time, indicates what the essence of the USA is to non-Americans and why that concerns to american citizens in a really functional way—because it units limits to what the country can accomplish. Dell'Orto argues persuasively that Europe's usa is the respected idea America—the unprecedented dream that the land of (plenty of) chance can fairly exist, that the scan in democracy can relatively paintings for all those that decide to turn into Americans.This is a brilliant U.S. asset, because it makes the USA uniquely strong in Europe's eyes, infinitely mightier than the march of Marines and McDonald's on my own might warrant. Herein lie the distinctiveness and the urgency of this publication. eu public opinion shape's Europe's response at the very least up to U.S. activities do.

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S. 11 The Tony Blair government in England and the Silvio Berlusconi government in Italy, both ardent supporters of the United States’ military reprisals, quickly lost the support of their newly and increasingly critical constituents. S. government as early as six months after the 9/11 attacks, has widened what many see as a growing deterioration of the transatlantic alliance that has been a staple of international relations since 1945. The war in Iraq, which the United States launched in March 2003, has been criticized as an instance of American willingness to use military power alone and to step over the concerns of its allies and the international institutions.

6 To proclaim that American means ‘‘not like us’’ has allowed Europe to build a relational identity and often to disparage the United States officially while privately lapping up American culture and values and again transforming them into fans for the flames of anti-Americanism. S. media. S. ’’ European media also have a rather critical track record. The Hyperpower 25 The American image in the foreign press hit rock bottom between 1963 and 1973, partially because of the Vietnam War, but also because of fading memories of World War II, the growth of leftism among the intelligentsia, the belief that Europe received insufficient consideration in major international decisions, and French nationalism under De Gaulle.

Because Europe perceives itself as living in an American world, the United States is criticized for not measuring up to the standards of different interpretations of a universal model, and it is blamed The Hyperpower 27 for collective wrongdoing. S. ’’8 Fortunately, those exasperated views were far from representative of Europe’s reaction to the September 11 terrorist attacks. On the contrary, 9/11 generated widespread condemnation for the perpetrators and a wave of sympathy for the American people in Europe.

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