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The new anglophilia: Why the US is going wild for English accents and culture

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Vanity Fair has a video series on English culture, Hugh Grant is a US talkshow sensation, and David Schwimmer loves Bake Off. But does something dispiriting lurk beneath the trend?
Given how busy the country has been disgracing itself on the world stage , you would think anglophilia would be about as fashionable as gout. And yet it's seriously cool to be English at the moment. Earlier this week, the former Friends star David Schwimmer outed himself as a huge fan of The Great British Bake Off. Speaking to the Radio Times, Schwimmer said that he loved the show because “it's competitive, but...
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