Argues that anti-Americanism is based primarily on anticapitalism from regimes which are still committed to totalitarianism even though they profess to be democracies.
Suggestions that the motives of the September 11th, 2001 suicide terrorists should be examined are "elementary Marxist cant," a position that sums up the thrust of the argument of the French pro-American Revel. He denounces European criticisms of the United States as an ignorant, thinly disguised anti-capitalism. Originally published as L'obsession anti-américaine: Son fonctionnement, ses causes, ses inconséquences (2000, Plon). Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)