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Friedman, Max Paul
Rethinking anti-Americanism : the history of an exceptional concept in American foreign relations / Max Paul Friedman
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E183.7 .F78 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Anti-Americanism -- History
Subject United States -- Foreign public opinion
United States -- Relations
Physical Description xiv, 358 p. 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 243- 338) and index
Summary "There are two ways to write about the history of anti-Americanism. Until now, many scholars -- the "anti-anti-Americans" -- have taken the term at face value and assembled catalogues of published statements exhibiting animosity towards the United States. These histories often convey the impression of continuity, consistency, and consensus, so that they in effect present a single, transnational tradition of anti- Americanism. From Enlightenment philosophers deriding the New World's climate, to Latin American nationalists blaming U.S. imperialism for all their countries' ills, we are invited to contemplate an apparently unbroken chain of irrational hostility, an enduring ideological mindset with a long pedigree. Anti-Americanism, in the conventional approach, is understood as an obsessive and particular hatred of the United States, expressed in exaggerated language, and traceable to a fundamental hostility toward democracy, freedom, and modernity"-- Provided by publisher

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