Hating America: A History [NOOK Book]

Overview

When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
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Hating America: A History

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Overview

When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044323605
  • Publisher: Barry Rubin
  • Publication date: 2/17/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 165,772
  • File size: 926 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal, and a featured columnist for PajamasMedia at pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan)
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Table of Contents

Understanding Anti-Americanism

1. A Naturally Degenerate Land

2. The Distasteful Republic

3. The Fear of an American Future

4. America as a Horrible Fate

5. Yankee Go Home!

6. Cold War and Coca Cola

7. The Great Satan

8. America as Super-Villain

9. An Explicable Unpopularity

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    History of a prejudice

    This is a detailed and fascinating history of an attitude or sentiment.
    Namely an anti-American one.
    A look at how foriegners percieved the U.S. in unfavorable terms,
    especially Europeans.
    Very informative and recommended to anyone American or otherwise, in order to see how one's perceptions can be warped
    by a really prejudiced or biased attitude.

    The author goes to great lengths to show the hypocrisy and the illogical grounds on which some anti-American attitudes are
    based.
    When one reads this it becomes apparent that a lot of this contempt is mixed with unadmitted envy or a grudging acceptance that far from being a total failure the U.S. is
    actually a successful example to be followed, in at least
    some ways if not all.

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