I found these remarks of his, describing Anglo-Saxons, to be interesting. To what extent, if any, does the following apply to Americans?
No doubt our American experience has changed us; however I think there is still a great deal of our English ancestors in our character, at least those of us who are blood-descendants of the Anglo-Saxons who founded this country. And maybe those who were grafted into our family tree have absorbed a lot of these traits, too:
''You cannot be responsible unless you are in some measure free. You cannot develop character unless you are free to command the circumstances of your life, and suffer the consequences, good or bad, of self-determination.
Now, in no people more than in the ancient Saxons, who ultimately conquered, appropriated and civilised Britain, was this fundamental desire for freedom and independence more deeply ingrained.
Following de Tourville (Histoire de la Formation Particulariste), I believe that the Saxons who civilised Britain were a particularist, separatist people, loving individual freedom above all, even to the point of making it difficult for them to establish gregarious communities.
Tacitus emphasises the intensity of their love of freedom. But he also describes their independent character, their separateness, their particularism. "None of the German tribes live in cities," he says, "even individually they do not permit houses to touch each other; they live separated and scattered . . . They lay out their villages not, after our fashion, with buildings contiguous; everyone keeps a clear space round his house."
Tacitus, as a patriarchal Roman, unaware (except quite vaguely) of the particularist psychology, tries to account in his own way for this strange habit of the Saxons. He explains the aloofness of their homesteads as "a precaution against the chances of fire," or as just "ignorance of building."
But we who know these people were particularist, and that the description given of their villages by Tacitus almost 2,000 years ago might equally have applied to every street in almost every English town only two generations ago, do not require to be told what led the ancestors of the Anglo-Saxon race to build their villages in this way.
Thus, in the very kernel of the race there was this love of freedom and independence, which has given rise to the typically Anglo-Saxon slogans: "Mind your own business!" and "Each for himself: God for all!"
But although this attitude contained the nobler elements of their ultimate Liberalism, we must not overlook the fact that it necessarily had a negative and misanthropic side, which at any moment might express itself a-socially and disruptively.
These people were impatient of government, looked for government only in times of crisis and danger, and avoided everything in the nature of Roman centralisation.
Now the history of England, from the Norman Conquest right on to the time of the Tudors and Stuarts, is really but the drama of a particularist people, congenitally inclined to separation and independence, and averse from social integration, forced against its will to form the social unit we call a nation." - Anthony M. Ludovici, English Liberalism
You can find a number of his works online here if you are interested.