Original reports and observations that analyze the causes and impact of anti-Americanism in areas throughout the world. It distinguishes between rational and specific critiques of American foreign policy and American society on the one hand, and that brand of hostile predisposition that blames the United States for a wide variety of grievances and frustrations that are at best tangentially related to its policies, institutions, or way of life.
Paul Hollander is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and author of the classic Anti-Americanism as well as Political Will and Personal Belief, Decline and Discontent, The Many Faces of Socialism, and Political Pilgrims. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
A fascinating collection of essays on a complex but important topic by some of America's foremost scholars and thinkers. -- Robert Kagan Paul Hollander leads a distinguished team of scholars in an examination, both vigorous and detached.... A serious, comprehensive book relevant for today. -- Harvey Mansfield, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution Understanding Anti-Americanism fills a vital niche [and] surpasses what one expects from a multi-author study, for Hollander brought together an all-star cast of writers who jointly mull over and draw insightful conclusions. -- Daniel Pipes, director, Middle East Forum; author of Militant Islam Comes to America Mr. Hollander and his contributors make some excellent diagnoses. -- Jay Nordlinger * New York Sun * The collection...is enriching... * Publishers Weekly * What the 18 assembled authors conclude is both fascinating and depressing.... Hollander has performed a great service with this volume... * National Review * Valuable collection... -- Arch Puddington * COMMENTARY * Essential for anyone in American studies, political sociology or international relations. -- Yves Laberge * Political Studies Review * A masterful job.... Each entry is limpid, thoughtful, and often incisive. -- Bryan-Paul Frost * Society *
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