What, exactly, is Anti-Americanism? Well, here is a thread for me to go to sleep on and hopefully wake with loadsa responses (yeah, right :lol: ). Anyway, the phrase anti-American is bandied about a lot nowadays, here there and everywhere. It is become used by some to mean varying degrees of 'I disagree with you' to 'you are wrong and thought Stalin was a sexy beast' but I have heard noone give a satisfactory answer to what it is to be antiamerican, and what antiamericanism specificly is. How is this different from say 'I disagree with the current ruling parties policy', or is it even that different. Dictionary.com defines 'antiamericanism' as: Which is one whole lot of ground that almost everyone can have been in at one time or another, over some topic or another. With that in mind should anyone take any notice of this term given it's loose terminology and almost unbounded definition? Is it at all useful to anyone but those wanting to make political capital out of American Patriotism? Please guys and gals, be specific. What would make me anti-American as opposed to simply critical of US policy? What makes France anti-American (as has often been stated) and does this also make America anti-French, and by extension anti-British and anti-European? Seriously, this has been bugging me for a long time. All replies, not matter how silly, are welcome. Just so long as I get some replies this time .