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On anti-Americanism & Le Carre

Geoffrey Wheatcroft begins and ends this op-ed on anti-Americanism with John Le Carre, who has a new novel out. Wheatcroft says (rightly) that Le Carre is a writer "who has enjoyed much success in America despite an aversion to American power dating from his earliest books, who has no very subtle political understanding, but who all too accurately voices the bitterness of national impotence and decline." A nice break from the Emacipation Proclamation.

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Stop mentioning the Guelzo book on the Emancipation Proclamation!!! You’re making me jealous! If you need a break, try David Hackett Fischer’s "Washington’s Crossing" which just was published. An excellent read and military history of the Battle of New York and the crossing of the Delaware.

OK, I will stop. I am writing the last few paragraphs of the review now and should be back to "normal" soon! I will look into the Fischer book, thanks.

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