Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated
by Gore Vidal
Thunder’s Mouth/Nation Books, 2002, 160 pp., $16.50Why Do People Hate America?
by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies
Icon Books, 2002, 231 pp., $19.99″What We Think of America”
Granta Issue 77, Spring 2002, 256 pp., $20.95″Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11″
The South Atlantic Quarterly, Spring 2002, 200 pp $12.00

Anti-Americanism is an emotion masquerading as an analysis, a morality, an ideal, even an idea about what to do. When hatred of foreign policies ignites into hatred of an entire people and their civilization, then thinking is dead and demonology lives. When complexity of thought devolves into caricature, intellect is close to reconciling itself to mass murder.

One might have thought all this obvious. On t...

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