Ed Driscoll

THE ROOTS OF ANTI-AMERICANISM: Found

THE ROOTS OF ANTI-AMERICANISM: Found via InstaPundit, this essay by Brent Stephen, which appeared in the Jerusalem Post Internet Edition is an excellent primer into the roots of anti-Americanism–and Stephen makes an excellent case for its frequent paring with anti-Semitism. Stephen writes that:

at root, anti-Americanism is not a political platform. Anti-Americanism is a neurosis, both personal and cultural. It is a close cousin of anti-Semitism, and it is a cover for anti-Semitism. It is a mixture of a sense of betrayal, of envy, of exaggerated expectations born to collapse into cynicism, of a self-deception that turns, as it so often does, personal failure into political rage, and of what Friedrich Nietzsche rightly identified as the spirit of resentiment. It will remain with us, just as anti-Semitism will remain with us, so long as Americans and Jews exist on this earth, and it will have to be combatted if Americans and Jews are to remain on this earth.

It’s quite good–do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.