Blood, Class And Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies
By Christopher Hitchens
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990, 398 pp.
An entertaining, sardonic, and yet serious jaunt through the culture of American Anglophilia. The argument is that many of the English characteristics that worthy Americans rejected in 1776-" . . . standing armies, hereditary privilege, state surveillance of the citizenry . . . monarchism"-have unfortunately been reimported in this century.