Michigan Paper Series 2005 - Markovits

Title: Beyond George W. Bush, Texas and the Current Administration Policies

Description: Lecture given for the "Conversations on Europe" series(September, 2005): There can be no doubt that the Bush Administration's policies have massively contributed to a hitherto unprecedented deterioration in European-American relations. However, European antipathies towards many things American date back at least to July 5, 1776, if not before. Following a conceptual discussion of anti-Americanism, the paper then turns to an account of these historical dislikes and anchors them particularly among Europe's elites. A discussion of anti-Semitism in relation to anti- Americanism follows in the subsequent section. A summary of an analysis of newspaper articles collected in the decade of the 1990s highlights the widespread nature of anti-American sentiments in Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Lastly, anti-Americanism's functionality as a useful ingredient in Europe's burgeoning state building process concludes the paper.

Publication Date: 2006


  • Germany
  • United States
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy