What They Think of Us: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11
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What They Think of Us: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11

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It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In "What They Think of Us," a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11.

While many people around the world continue to...more
Hardcover, 187 pages
Published March 18th 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published 2007)
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Apr 16, 2010 Sebah added it
Didn't finish it. Most of it was expected.


From the intro:

"At first, I thought I would only ask men and women “from” other nations to contribute essays. But I was not always sure how to draw the line between “them” and “us.” People’s life histories often do not fit into simple definitions of a singular national identity."

"...Communicating across cultures can be like looking through a stained glass window: one sees the other side through a haze of bright colors."
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