Philip Gordon is only expressing the view of every American Administration since the 1940s. There is no "Anglosphere", just as there is no "Special Relationship". There never has been, and there never will be.
It is quite comical to watch people who previously believed that America could never be wrong about anything, but who have changed their tune now that she has a black President.
Take a look at Telegraph Blogs today. Hilarious. And I mean above the line, not below it, where a lot people always have understood the real world.