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Hating America: A History

Widespread hatred for the United States seems to be stronger now than ever before. In the wake of our response to the 9/11 attacks and our invasion of Iraq, even our oldest allies seem ready, or at least wanting, to turn their backs on the United States. Some say our democracy, liberty, and economy provoke hatred, while others say our policies have the same effect. Both responses, argue Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin in Hating America: A History fail to explain why anti-Americanism has been a pervasive and persistent force since before the founding of the United States.