The Anti-American Century
Edited by Ivan Krastev Centre for Liberal Strategies, Bulgaria, and Alan McPherson Howard University, Washington D.C.
This book interrogates the nature of anti-Americanism today and over the last century. It asks several questions: How do we define the phenomenon from different perspectives: political, social, and cultural? What are the historical sources and turning points of anti-Americanism in Europe and elsewhere? What are its links with anti-Semitic sentiment? Has anti-Americanism been beneficial or self-destructive to its “believers”? Finally, how has the United States responded and why?
The authors, scholars from a multitude of countries, tackle the potential political consequences of anti-Americanism in Eastern and Central Europe, the region that has been perceived as strongly pro-American.
Introduction Ivan Krastev; The Anti-American Century? Ivan Krastev; “Little America” Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU Janos Matyas Kovacs; Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean: “False Populism” or Coming Full Circle? Alan McPherson; Rethinking Young Anti-Americanism in South Korea Youngshik Bong and Katharine H. S. Moon; How “Big Brother” Became the “Great Satan”: Changing Perceptions of the United States among the Muslim Communities of Southeast Asia Farish Ahmad Noor; A Plea for Distinctions: Disentangling Anti-Americanism from Anti-Semitism Brian Klug
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