'Cheers, America': 6 thoughts from a British writer on the differences between the US and UK
How does the US look to someone from another country? British-born writer Justin Webb offers his thoughts on the differences – and similarities – between American and British ways.
Webb remembered the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics being held in London. "Americans can still learn from Britain and still do," he wrote. "And we from them – not least, as The Times remarked in a wistful editorial after Barack Obama's visit to London in May 2011, in the area of self-confidence and assertiveness: we have lost our ability to trumpet our achievements and recognise our worth; you have not. The success of the London Olympics surprised nearly everyone in England. You are surprised by failure, not success."