Some of the responses to this post shows another reason why so many Americans hate the French so much; they feel that they are inferior in yet another way. My friend John is reading a terrible book; an expose' about how much the French supposedly hate the USA. It is really a stupid book. In 20+ trips to France I have never encountered any anti-USA sentiment. Here, I encounter anti-French sentiment all the time. The French government (Ministry of Culture) dislikes American pop culture: music, fast food, SUVs, most films and television, etc., but so do many thoughtful Americans.