American National Pride is indeed a palpable thing, compared to how we Australians view ourselves.
Do we as Australian's get caught up in this American nationalism?
We adopt their tv shows, and their slang, to the point of changing our language to reflect more Americanisms than Briticisms. For instance, peanut paste is now peanut butter and 'dead horse' is becoming widely known as ketchup.
America is most certainly the super power, so perhaps we are seeking the approval of the powerful parent.
However, in order to achieve growth within our own industry, perhaps we need to mirror some of that same nationalism displayed by American's, here, at home!
Lee Franklin is a director of HyalineHouse, an Australian publishing company. www.HyalineHouse.com