Hi everyone. It's from an article from BBC (A Point of View: The British and their bizarre view of Americans).
The boldface part is a total mystery to me, so I won't even try to make suggestions about the meaning. Please help.The latter - which, in an act of dramatic tmesis was inserted between the two halves of Dirty Linen - was a brief two-hander the playwright had penned in support of his friend Ed Berman, a theatrical impresario and community activist who, at the time, was having difficulties with his British residency. (Yes, strange to relate, there was a time when Americans were viewed by the Home Office as dangerously radical.)