By Ian Buruma
With its exact historical past of civil liberties and the fragile stability among social order and the loose pursuit of self-interest, England has constantly interested its continental neighbours.
Buruma examines the background of principles of Englishness and what Europeans have favourite (or loathed) in England around the centuries. Voltaire questioned why British legislation couldn't be transplanted into France, or perhaps to Serbia; Karl Marx suggestion the English have been too silly to begin a revolution; Goethe worshipped Shakespeare; and the Kaiser was once confident that Britain used to be run via Jews.
Combining the tales of eu Anglophiles and Anglophobes with thoughts of his personal Anglo-Dutch-German-Jewish relatives, this completely unique e-book illuminates the connection among Britain and Europe, revealing how Englishness - and others' perspectives of it - have formed smooth eu history.
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