John Lloyd
1 minute read
11 Nov 2014
6:00 am

Price of a ‘popular’ West

John Lloyd

From Oliver Cromwell’s denunciation of Spanish cruelty in the 1650s to Ronald Reagan’s characterisation of the Soviet Union as an evil empire in the 1980s, the two main Anglophone states have seen their global expansionism as a blessing for the world: what’s good for us is good for everyone.

But where has that got us? In the doghouse of world opinion.

I passed some time in Egypt recently and it’s remarkable how much the intellectual class says it dislikes America.

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