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America in the Course of Human Events: Presentations and Interpretations

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Critical and balanced, this study by a group of scientists explores the history of the United States in order to discover not only the effects that certain events have had on the image Americans have of themselves but also on the image others have of them. It particularly looks at the radically changing image of the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, discussing how the Western world was first shocked by the attack and then gradually felt antipathy and even undisguised hate as the U.S. became ...

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Critical and balanced, this study by a group of scientists explores the history of the United States in order to discover not only the effects that certain events have had on the image Americans have of themselves but also on the image others have of them. It particularly looks at the radically changing image of the United States after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, discussing how the Western world was first shocked by the attack and then gradually felt antipathy and even undisguised hate as the U.S. became increasingly involved in Middle Eastern politics and declared war on Iraq.

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Josef Jarab is a professor of English and American literature and director of the Center for Comparative Cultural Studies at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He has written or edited hundreds of essays on cultural pluralism, African American literature and culture, modern poetry and fiction, and issues of higher education. Marcel Arbeit is an assistant professor at the department of English and American studies, at Palacký University in Olomouc, the Czech Republic, and coeditor of Cult Fiction & Cult Film: Multiple Perspectives and The Southern State of Mind. Jenel Virden is the author of Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century and Good-bye, Piccadilly: British War Brides in America.

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