An Anglophile is someone who obsesses with England and exaggerates its historical significance.
Examples of Anglophilia
An Anglophile might ...
- insist that William Shakespeare was the most influential person of the second millennium.
- deny how atheism has taken over the culture to the point where Richard Dawkins suggested arresting the Pope when visited on a goodwill mission
- downplay or ignore how Britain has perpetrated massive frauds on the world, such as the Piltdown Man, without any accountability
- exaggerate the efficacy of the National Health Service
- claim to have invented freedom of speech, when in fact there has never been freedom of speech in England to criticize certain people, even if entirely truthful
- admire the way the British stood alone against Nazi tyranny for two years, invented concepts such as the rule of law, and have devised a tolerant society where people are judged on their merits not their color or religion.
- recognize the contributions that Britain has made to science and literature far out of proportion to the size of its population.
- salute the British for standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the United States for 65 years since World War 2.