I am teaching Revel's Anti-Americanism and I could not forgo sharing with you the following tidbit: Hubert Beuve-Mery, the future founder and editor of Le Monde, wrote in 1944:
"The Americans constitute a real danger for France - a danger different in kind from the threat represented by Germany, and the threat that may eventually emerge from Russia. . . . The Americans can always prevent us from making the necessary revolution and their materialism does not even have the tragic grandeur of the materialism of the totalitarians. If they cling to a veritable cult of the idea of liberty, they do not feel the need to liberate themselves from the sevitudes that their capitalism entails."