I have read quite a bit of the Xeelee Sequence. Overall I liked it, but one thing that did bother me was the war between humanity and the Xeelee. The root of this war was that the Xeelee were the hyper power of the Universe and humanity simply could not abide that. The humans attacked the Xeelee over and over, even while the Xeelee fought against a greater enemy that threatened humanity even more than it threatened the Xeelee. I wondered, could Baxter (the author) really think that humans would be so petty and self destructive?
But now I think he modeled the whole thing on the anti-Americanism. It just struck me today as I was reading various lefty moonbat comments how such rage against the leading world power is simply part of human nature. It certainly makes the undying emnity between humanity and the Xeelee seem much more plausible.