David Ellwood

David Ellwood argues that the attempts of British politicians to copy an American ‘role model’ are likely to fail.

David Ellwood shows how anti-American feelings today have roots and parallels in the past.

David Ellwood shows how the US fought for the people of Europe with an Americanised vision of their future.

David Ellwood discusses America's cultural take-over of Europe in a seemingly innocent Italian 1950s comedy called "Un Americano a Roma". The comedy features a hapless hero whose attempts to Americanise himself mirror Italy's struggle to handle a clash of cultures after World War II.

David Ellwood looks at the past precedents for 'movie' wars between America and Europe