Via Laban Tall I come across this month's edition of the US magazine, The New Criterion. Its September edition is devoted wholly to British issues. How nice. It fits precisely into the category of right-wing writing that I have discussed many times before (most recently here), so I won't dwell - suffice it to say that the articles are almost all unadulterated screeds on what makes Britain dreadful.
If a British left-wing journal had devoted an entire edition to detailing the moral turpitude of the US, the British right would be spitting blood about 'knee-jerk anti-Americanism'. When a US journal does the dirty on Britain, so many on the right cheer loudly. Patriotism, it seems, does not begin at home.
UPDATE: Blimpish takes some umbrage at my comments. Check out what he has to say (and my response).