Why Do People Hate America?

Why Do People Hate America?

by Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies
3.8 4

NOOK Book(eBook)

$10.99 $12.95 Save 15% Current price is $10.99, Original price is $12.95. You Save 15%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

Why Do People Hate America? by Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies

The controversial bestseller that caused huge waves in the UK! The Independent calls it "required reading." Noam Chomsky says it "contains valuable information that we should know, over here, for our own good, and the world's." We call it our biggest book so far and will be backing it from day one with guaranteed co-op spending, a national publicity and review blitz, talk radio bookings, various retail sales aids including postcards, and of course the usual full court press on the Web and via email.

This is NOT just another 9/11 book: it is the book for those of us trying to understand why America -- and Americans -- are targets for hate. Many people do hate America, in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, as well as in the Middle East. Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies explore the global impact of America's foreign policy and its corporate and cultural power, placing this unprecedented dominance in the context of America's own perception of itself. In doing so, they consider TV and the Hollywood machine as a mirror which reflects both the American Dream and the American Nightmare. Their analysis provides an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed by people of all nations, cultures, religions and political persuasions -- and especially by Americans.

Described by The Times Higher Education Supplement as "packed with tightly argued points," the book is carefully researched and built to withstand the inevitable criticism that will be aimed at it. A book that some reviewers will love to hate and others will praise for its insights, it's guaranteed to cause a stir.

Ziauddin Sardar is a prominent and highly respected journalist and author. Prolific and polymath, he is a familiar U.K. television and radio personality.

Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former BBC television producer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609259068
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 693 KB

About the Author


Ziauddin Sardar is a prominent and highly respected journalist and author. Prolific and polymath, he is a familiar U.K. television and radio personality.

Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former BBC television producer.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Why Do People Hate America? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although maybe a little low on concrete proof for some of its assumptions, this book contains a concise mixture of the concrete experience; through US interventions, the effect of globalisation, US economic policy, and an insular US media as well as the abstract; culture, values and belief systems, existential and societal concepts. Detailing expertly how these combined elements shape the relationship between the US and the world. While in some chapters it may seem to rely a little too heavily on conjecture (an inherrent problem of presenting arguements thru abstract concepts), it presensts an intersting understanding of the US attitudes towards the outside world. Lastly I feel it must be said that this book is balanced and does not shrink from highlighting the erronous assumptions and stereotyping that the world makes in return towards the USA, adding fuel to their own fire.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book explains thoroughly, the question which lies within its title. "Why Do People Hate America?" presents a chance to understand why America is disliked, an attitude which has been recently growing in popularity. Even if the reader disagrees with the points made, it gives them a chance to see how America is viewed throughout much of the World. This is one of the most readable books on the subject. Points are clearly lamented through a process of presenting facts and forming conclusions, which the reader may or may not agree with. By examining everything from foreign policy, to hamburgers Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies explore the reasons why people do hate America. For anyone who is interested in this subject this is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good read for someone who is from America and wants to see another point of view. Some of the details in this book are shocking but many of the arguments are weak because they are based more on opinion then fact. It's nothing new if you've read other books that critique America but its a great book to start with if you haven't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book brings up some very important and interesting views on why it seems the rest of the world hates America. However, as clever as the argument is it loses all credibility when the educated authors use television shows and other pop culture items to make a political point. Neither one of the authors are American and seem to think that Alias and The West Wing are representative of the collective American voice versus the actual voice of a few chosen Hollywood writers. All in all an interesting read that will make the average citizen question US foreign policy.