Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies
Twenty-five years ago, Edward Said's Orientalism spawned a generation of scholarship on the denigrating and dangerous mirage of "the East" in the Western colonial mind. But "the West" is the more dangerous mirage of our own time, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit argue, and the idea of "the West" in the minds of its self-proclaimed enemies remains largely unexamined and woefully misunderstood. Occidentalism is their groundbreaking investigation of the demonizing fantasies and stereotypes about the Western world that fuel such hatred in the hearts of others.
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Occidentalism: the West in the eyes of its enemiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Well-published scholars Buruma (Luce Professor of Human Rights & Journalism, Bard Coll., and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books) and Margalit (Schulman Professor of Philosophy ... Read full review
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This turned out to be one of those books that's quite interesting without being all that useful. It contains lots of fascinating historical glimpses at the way people have (negatively) perceived ... Read full review