In Brief

Here’s one for all you budding anthropologists out there. Scottish born, England raised popular writer AA Gill has written his first full-length non-fiction title that argues that the English differ...

Here’s one for all you budding anthropologists out there. Scottish born, England raised popular writer AA Gill has written his first full-length non-fiction title that argues that the English differ from other European nationalities because of the anger they hold within them.

It is this anger, he argues, that lies behind all the qualities, both flattering and embarrassing, that are commonly associated with Englishness. So anger and frustration underlie tolerance, forbearance and a sense of fair play – and also drunkenness, jingoism and social inadequacy. Talking to GQ, Gill says,

MEMBER CONTENT
This content is available for Basic and Pro Members.
Already a member, log in