An Anglophile is someone who obsesses with England and exaggerates its historical significance.
Examples of Anglophilia
An Anglophile might ...
- use metaphors and examples relating to a monarchy, such as references to "king" or "queen", or "majestic"
- insist that William Shakespeare was the most influential person of the second millennium.
- deny how atheism has taken over the British 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, and engage in liberal denial about how much harm it has caused
- claim that the British 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. (this needs to be rewritten)
- recognize the contributions that Britain has made to science and literature far out of proportion to the size of its population. (this needs to be rewritten)
- admire the British for generally supporting the United States on foreign policy issues after the U.S. rescued Britain in World War II, and helped Britain again as it was bungling the Falklands War.
- ↑ The John Peter Zenger trial in the United States rejected the British approach in the early 18th century.