Understanding Anti-Americanism: Its Orgins and Impact at Home and Abroad
Original reports and observations that analyze the causes and impact of anti-Americanism in areas throughout the world. It distinguishes between rational and specific critiques of American foreign policy and American society on the one hand, and that brand of hostile predisposition that blames the United States for a wide variety of grievances and frustrations that are at...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published May 25th 2004 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
(first published January 25th 2004)
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overall, pretty disappointing. way too many of the essays were written by reflexively pro-american right-wing types, so that basically their tone was precisely the mirror image of what they were criticising (reflexively anti-american left-wing types). thankfully, they were erudite and articulate, so it was more like a William F. Buckley tone than some Ann Coulter piece of shit, but still, it was often just one person's biased complaints about another group's biased complaints. lots of ad hominem...more
I read this book for one of my MBA classes. The book is a collection of essays that discuss reasons why people both outside and inside the United states have against this country. I found the essays focused on the other countries to be useful in helping to understand that anti-Americanism has been around for a long time. The last section dealing with domestic anti-Americanism was interesting as well.