A naturalized Frenchman reviews Europe's misconceptions and notions regarding Americans and why we are becoming less liked...

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A naturalized Frenchman reviews Europe's misconceptions and notions regarding Americans and why we are becoming less liked though still welcomed in Europe. The author deals particularly with the French and British, the business men and the intellectuals, the left wingers and the conservatives, the common people. He studies their attitude toward the Marshall Plan, our spiritual and cultural inferiority, dollar diplomacy and mass production, standardization, Hollywood, sex, drinking, G.I.'s, and so on. He indicates the vast gulf in mutual understanding, quoting, along with his own observations, The New Statesman, the Economist, Harold Laski, Priestley, Attlee, Auden, Geoffrey Gorer, Tocqueville, and many others. Somewhat padded and repetitious, but an infectious conversation piece on the Sunday supplement level.

Pub Date: Nov. 18, 1948

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1948