The BBC presents an article

The BBC presents an article on GW Bush’s European tour. This is a fascinating article, particularly as it shows up the differences between American and European culture. The section that interests me most (and which I agree with) goes like this: “The fact is that the new president is not of the same political culture as most of his European ‘friends’. And I am not talking here about a simple difference between a largely social democrat Europe and a conservative United States. The differences are wider and more unbridgeable. Europeans look at Bush as a proponent of the death penalty (which they regard as uncivilised) and an opponent of abortion (which the Swedish hosts of the summit regard as the right of any woman). They, particularly the Scandinavians and the French, see in Bush the worst kind of America – insular, uncultured and ignorant of the world.”