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Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (July 15, 2013)
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because the finish of the chilly warfare so-called specialists were predicting the eclipse of America's "special dating" with Britain. yet as occasions have proven, specially within the wake of 9-11, the political and cultural ties among the US and Britain have grown enhanced. Blood, type and Empire examines the dynamics of this courting, its many cultural manifestations-the James Bond sequence, PBS "Brit Kitsch," Rudyard Kipling-and explains why it nonetheless persists. Contrarian, essayist and polemicist, Christopher Hitchens notes that whereas the connection is mostly provided as a question of culture, manners, and customary tradition, sanctified by means of wartime alliance, the distinct component is empire; transmitted from an ancien regime that has attempted to maintain and renew itself thereby. England has tried to play Greece to the yankee Rome, yet sarcastically having inspired the U.S. to develop into an equivalent accomplice within the enterprise of empire, Britain came upon itself supplanted.