America Against The World
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America Against The World

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by Andrew Kohut, Bruce Stokes
     
 

"Once you see the deep and diffuse roots of current anti-Americanism, you realize there won't be an easy fix."--The New York Times Book Review

The rise of anti-Americanism is the most pressing challenge facing us. In America Against the World, Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut and Bruce Stokes consider the surprising findings of

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"Once you see the deep and diffuse roots of current anti-Americanism, you realize there won't be an easy fix."--The New York Times Book Review

The rise of anti-Americanism is the most pressing challenge facing us. In America Against the World, Pew Research Center president Andrew Kohut and Bruce Stokes consider the surprising findings of Pew's unprecedented survey of world opinion to understand why the world has turned against America: where once we were considered the champion of democracy, we are now seen as a militant hyperpower.

The answer: Americans' go-it-alone attitudes have pushed the world away. From our business endeavors abroad to the Bush administration's preemptive war policy, exceptional individualism--in particular, our belief in personal responsibility and our unclouded optimism--have encouraged the world to view the United States as a bully and a threat. Former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright argues in her foreword that we cannot stop the spread of anti-Americanism without truly understanding who we are. America Against the World provides the insights to take that step.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805083057
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,022,933
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Madeleine K. Albright     ix
Introduction: America's Image     xiii
America Under the Microscope     1
The Rise of Anti-Americanism     22
The American Way     41
The Problem of American Exceptionalism     68
A Blessed People     91
Doing Business, Practicing Democracy     120
Globalization and Americanization     138
Acting Together-Or Alone     162
Use of Force     193
Two Americas, One American     206
Conclusion: What We Are, What We Are Not     220
Pew Global Attitudes Polling     227
Notes     229
Acknowledgments     243
Index     247

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