Map of AmericaJustin Webb’s book isn’t the only pro-America response to anti-Americanism by British authors, according to Andrew Keen:

Three of the most positive books about America that will published this year — Matt Frei’s Only In America, Bronwen Maddox’s In Defence of America and Justin Webb’s Have a Nice Day — are all by English journalists living in America. Perhaps it’s because, having had the misfortune of growing up in dark, dismal England, we can fully appreciate the remarkable optimism and vitality of the United States.

Back in 1983, when I arrived as a graduate student in America, there was a similar pessimism about the country. America, the kvetchers predicted, was about to be eclipsed by Japan, the economy no longer was innovative, the Post Watergate political system didn’t work, blah blah blah. The end-of-America pessimists were wrong then and they are wrong now. Today, the smart money is going into American business, American real-estate and the American dollar. Now is the time to invest in America. By next year, everyone will be doing it.