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Why Do People Hate America?

Why Do People Hate America?
by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies (2003) - 240 pages
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"Contains valuable information and insights that we should know, over here, for our own good, and the world's" - Noam Chomsky

American corporations and popular culture affect the lives and infect the indigenous cultures of millions around the world. The foreign policy of the US government, backed by its military strength, has unprecedented global influence now that the USA is the world's only superpower - its first 'hyperpower'.

America also exports its value system, defining what it means to be civilized, rational, developed and democratic - indeed, what it is to be human. Meanwhile, the US itself is impervious to outside influence, and if most Americans think of the rest of the world at all, it is in terms of deeply ingrained cultural stereotypes.

Many people do hate America, in the Middle East and the developing countries as well as in Europe. Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies consider this hatred in the context of America's own perception of itself, and provide an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed by people of all nations, cultures, religions, and political persuasions.

Ziauddin Sardar is a writer, broadcaster and cultural critic. His numerous books include Postmodernism and the Other (1998), Orientalism (1999), and The A to Z of Postmodern Life (2002). He has also written a series of highly successful illustrated guides in the Introducing series, including Islam, Mathematics, Chaos, Media Studies, Science and the international best-seller, Cultural Studies. He is known widely for his regular contributions to the New Statesman and the national and international newspapers and magazines.

Merryl Wyn Davies is a writer and anthropologist. A former television producer who worked for BBC religious programmes, she is the author of a number of books, including the highly acclaimed Knowing One Another: Shaping an Islamic Anthropology (1988), and is co-author of Distorted Imagination: Lessons for the Reshdie Affair (1990) and Barbaric Others: A Manifesto on Western Racism (1993). Her most recent books are Darwin and Fundamentalism (2000) and Introducing Anthropology (2002). Forever Welsh, she lives and works in Merthyr Tydfil.

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse Why Do People Hate America? for
showing us why they hate us. We keep trying to physically force
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