The Anti-American Century by Ivan Krastev, Alan L. McPherson

By Ivan Krastev, Alan L. McPherson

This booklet interrogates the character of anti-Americanism this present day and during the last century. It asks a number of questions: How will we outline the phenomenon from various views; political, social, and cultural? What were the typical international gains of anti-Americanism and its neighborhood versions? What are the ancient assets and turning issues of anti-Americanism in Europe and in different places? What are its hyperlinks with anti-Semitic sentiment? Has anti-Americanism been priceless or self-destructive to its believers ? ultimately, how has the U.S. answered and why? The authors are students of areas and nations and experts in international photographs of the U.S. and the West. in addition they symbolize a large choice of disciplines and are available from a large number of nations. The e-book tackles the capability political outcomes of anti-Americanism in jap and critical Europe, the area that has been perceived as strongly pro-American.

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Moreover, the all too evident features of pop culture-oriented Americanization render many observers blind to the rapid increase in imported high culture from the United States. These cultural goods, which are incorporated in scientific theories, religious beliefs, administrative skills, work routines, legal procedures, and the like, are widely used in designing postcommunist government reforms, managing privatization, organizing civic initiatives or restructuring the universities. Or should one simply place the imported textbooks of microeconomics, the know-how of organizing a neo-Protestant church, and the rules of privatizing a public telephone company or ways of establishing a human rights NGO under the heading of the McWorld?

Will you accept our quest for informality or will you simply subsume it under the heading of lawlessness or corruption, and keep on stigmatizing and monitoring us? indd 28 4/2/07 4:58:07 PM “Little America”—Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU 29 as these reflect the concerns of our Ossi who would prefer to see a kind of Western Enlargement that brings his old and new virtues to the EU. What, on the surface, seems to be a regular Ossi–Wessi conflict of perceptions, a two-person game, is, on a closer scrutiny, an interplay of at least three actors, including a powerful challenge by global (basically American) capitalism.

Isernia. pdf. 8 Weekend Financial Times (London), 9 January 2004. 9 The Anti-Americanism in the Balkans Survey was conducted by BBSS Gallup International and funded by the Open Society Foundation in Sofia. The survey covers Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Romania, and Serbia. June 2003. cfr. pdf. indd 26 4/2/07 4:58:06 PM “Little America” Eastern European Economic Cultures in the EU Janos Matyas Kovacs “Why do we want to become members of the European Union? ” 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.

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