Anti-Americanism

  • by Jean-Francois Revel
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After the 9-11 attack on the United States, the brief moment of global sympathy for America soon began giving way to blame. In France and other quarters of Europe, and elsewhere in the world, it was said that the Americans had brought this violence upon themselves. The United States was a "cowboy" nation disinclined to abide by the will of the United Nations and other multilateral institutions and bent on pursuing its objectives at any cost. It was the "hyperpower" whose corporations manipulated world markets and whose riches were acquired at the price of Third World impoverishment. No wonder it had been attacked! Angered by these assaults on a nation he knows and admires, the distinguished French intellectual Jean-Francois Revel has come to America's defense in Anti-Americanism, a biting and erudite book that, paradoxically, given his country's especially vehement attack on the U.S., spent several weeks last year at the top of France's best seller list.

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"Revel writes with a style at once informative and incisive." (Publishers Weekly)

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Excelent book on the roots of anti americanism

Oftenly you hear or read people of opinion expressing themselves throughout Europe, Latin America and Middle East with heavy doses of anti liberalism (as of market ideas), anti capitalism, subtly atacking individualism, and all of the fundamentals that has brought the western world to where it stands, spilling it back to the eastern borders promoting change and progress throughout Asia after mid XX century. You stop and quetion yourself where this thinking comes from? The book does not provide full answers to this as there are multiple ones, but it throughs light over the European thinking and opinion regarding America and all what it has represented to the western world. This thinking has been embedded in the intelectual world and has spread its influence around periferic countries, shapping the premises that can be seen throughout the progressive opinion in most universities, NGO, as well as global institutions such as EU, different agencies of UN. Revel helps to understand how it was shapped during XX century Europe and why it has influenced so much the western world.
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- Marcio Atz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.