The controversial bestseller that caused huge waves in the UK! The Independent calls it
"required reading." Noam Chomsky says it "contains valuable information that we should
know, over here, for our own good, and the world's." We call it our biggest book so far
and will be backing it from day one with guaranteed co-op spending, a national publicity
and review blitz, talk radio bookings, various retail sales aids including postcards,
and of course the usual full court press on the Web and via email.
This is NOT just another 9/11 book: it is the book for those of us trying to understand
why America -- and Americans -- are targets for hate. Many people do hate America, in
Europe, Asia, South America and Africa, as well as in the Middle East. Ziauddin Sardar
and Merryl Wyn Davies explore the global impact of America's foreign policy and its
corporate and cultural power, placing this unprecedented dominance in the context of
America's own perception of itself. In doing so, they consider TV and the Hollywood
machine as a mirror which reflects both the American Dream and the American Nightmare.
Their analysis provides an important contribution to a debate which needs to be addressed
by people of all nations, cultures, religions and political persuasions -- and especially
Described by The Times Higher Education Supplement as "packed with tightly argued points,"
the book is carefully researched and built to withstand the inevitable criticism that will
be aimed at it. A book that some reviewers will love to hate and others will praise for
its insights, it's guaranteed to cause a stir.
Ziauddin Sardar is a prominent and highly respected journalist and author. Prolific and
polymath, he is a familiar U.K. television and radio personality.
Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former BBC television producer.