The Anti-American Century

ISBN: 
978-963-7326-80-6
cloth
$55.00 / €45.00 / £40.00
Publication date: 
2007
170 pages

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