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Allies, enemies

A new history of the fluid, often-fraught relationship between Britain and America

This 1859 Punch cartoon is captioned ''What? You young Yankee-noodle, strike your own father!'' This 1859 Punch cartoon is captioned ''What? You young Yankee-noodle, strike your own father!'' (''Old World, New World'')
By Nigel Hamilton
October 19, 2008

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Old World, New World: Great Britain and America From the Beginning By Kathleen Burk Atlantic Monthly, 797 pp., illustrated, $35 Once part of the British Empire, the United States now enfolds its former colonial master beneath the wings of its own empire (or hegemony, for those in denial), furnishing the United Kingdom with American weapons and expecting it to support ... (Full article: 978 words)

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