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The Anti-American Century

Edited by Ivan Krastev

Publication Year: 2020

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?

Published by: Central European University Press

Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page

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p. 4-4

Copyright Page

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p. 5-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-9

Editors of this volume wish to thank the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University for hosting and supporting a three-year research project “Political Consequences of...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-5

When in 1941 in a Life magazine editorial its publisher Henry Luce coined the phrase “The American Century” nobody knew how the world viewed America and its policies. The age...

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The Anti-American Century?

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pp. 7-25

The twentieth century was “the American century.” Championing democracy and capitalism, the United States won the Cold War and emerged as the only global superpower— not only in military...

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“Little America”—Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU

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pp. 27-47

Let us imagine the eternal Wessi and the eternal Ossi, typical figures in German popular discourse, talking in a pub about what the Wessi calls Eastern Enlargement. For him or her...

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Anti-Americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean—“False Populism” or Coming Full Circle?

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pp. 49-75

After becoming Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice accused Latin American leaders such as Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez of practicing “false populism” against the United...

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Rethinking Young Anti-Americanism in South Korea

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pp. 77-107

In December, 2002, a U.S. court martial of two servicemen who had been charged with driving an armored vehicle over two Korean school girls and causing their death found the defendants not...

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How “Big Brother” Became the “Great Satan”—Changing Perceptions of the United States among the Muslim Communities of Southeast Asia

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pp. 109-125

Anti-Americanism is not a new phenomenon in Southeast Asia,1 but over the past few years, and certainly in the wake of the attacks on the United States of America on September...

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A Plea for Distinctions–Disentangling Anti-Americanism from Anti-Semitism

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pp. 127-160

Davos, Switzerland, January 2003: the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Indoors, about two thousand distinguished guests, including political leaders and chief executives of some...

List of Contributors

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pp. 161-162

Back Cover

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p. 172-172


E-ISBN-13: 9786155211096
Print-ISBN-13: 9789637326806

Page Count: 172
Publication Year: 2020

Edition: 1st