The Anti-American Century

2007
Ivan Krastev and Alan McPherson

The Anti-American Century

The essays that Ivan Krastev and Alan McPherson have gathered together in this little book represent a distinctive contribution to the burgeoning literature on ‘anti-Americanism’. They cover a remarkable amount of ground, from South-East Asia to Central Europe, and offer many original insights into the origins and nature of contemporary anti-American sentiment. Anyone seeking to understand this subject – which means everyone who cares about the current unstable state of the world – should read The Anti-American Century.

Tony Judt, Director of the Reamrque Institute at New York University, author of “Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945”

Anti- Americanism is a psychologically complex, politically heterogeneous, and kaleidoscopically evolving cultural attitude. Anyone who wants to understand its multiple roots and paradoxical trajectories should read this fascinating book.

Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, author of “The Anatomy of Antiliberalism”

All too often debates on anti-Americanism disintegrate into simplified black and white slogans of ‘us’ and ‘them’. In meeting such simple stories, the essays in this volume are welcome compilation and challenge. This volume brings international voices into the dialogue helping us to disentangle the multi-faceted social and political narratives of ‘anti-Americanism’ in this new century.

Diane Stone, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick and Marie Curie Chair, Central European University, Co-editor of “Global Knowledge Networks and International Development”

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