Notes on Them and Us : From the Mayflower to Obama the British, the Americans and the Essential Relationship Hardback
by Justin Webb
Britain and America have a new word to describe their relationship: 'essential' has now been replaced by 'special'.
Justin Webb would prefer all adjectives to be abandoned in an effort to tell the real story. Notes on Them & Us is a wry account of the transatlantic friendship as it actually exists today - how Americans see us, how we Brits see them - and Webb, presenter on Radio 4's Today programme and formerly the BBC's North American editor for eight years, is perfectly placed to comment. An amusing, myth-breaking, unflinchingly honest read, this is not an attack on either the English or the Americans.
Webb concludes that there is a fault line in the long-standing marriage between these two great nations, a cultural divide that separates us. And he argues that recognising this divide, even celebrating it, is the key to a rich future collaboration.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 236 pages
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2011
- Category: International relations
- ISBN: 9781907595431