Why do people hate America?
Posted by aogSaturday, 15 March 2003 at 22:44 TrackBack Ping URL
I was at the book store with Boy One and his friend and as we were checking out I saw a book in the "fresh books" table, Why Do People Hate America?. There was the potential for an insightful book on modern anti-Americanism, but reading the back blurb was enough to discredit the auhors. The publisher claims that “the book is carefully researched and built to withstand the inevitable criticism that will be aimed at it”. Yeah. The back cover goes on about how American culture is dominant (talk to the Indians about that) while America is impervious to external influences. It seemed wrong to me, but I couldn't put my finger on the exact reason. I'll have to ponder that while after I watch my Britcoms when I relax to my wife's Beau Soleil album while reading Battle Angle Alita and snacking on some kim chee. Then I can go out to look for any foreign cultural influences...