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OCCIDENTALISM: A Short History of Anti-Westernism (SIGNED COPY)

Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit
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A groundbreaking investigation into the hostile stereotypes of the Western world that fuel the hatred at the heart of movements such as Al Qaeda. 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, Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem) provide a brief but engaging discussion of the East/West cultural fault line. They seek to explain how the dehumanizing” picture of the West-which they call “”Occidentalism””-originated and developed. Using examples from various settings

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AuthorIan Buruma and Avishai Margalit
Number of pagespp.165
PublisherAtlantic Books
Year Published2005
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