Why the Rest Hates the West: Understanding the Roots of Global Rage
Why the Rest Hates the West Understanding the Roots of Global Rage Author:Meic Pearse "Why do they hate us so much?" Many in the U.S. are baffled at the hatred and anti-Western sentiment they see on the international news. Why are people around the world so resentful of Western cultural values and ideals? Historian Meic Pearse unpacks the deep divides between the West and the rest of the world. He shows how many of the underlyi... more »ng assumptions of Western civilization directly oppose and contradict the cultural and religious values of significant people groups. Those in the Third World, Pearse says, "have the sensation that everything they hold dear and sacred is being rolled over by an economic and cultural juggernaut that doesn't even know it's doing it . . . and wouldn't understand why what it's destroying is important or of value." Pearse's penetrating analysis offers insight into perspectives not often understood in the West, and provides a starting point for intercultural dialogue and rapprochement.« less
This was an excellent book. It highlighted many cultural differences between American/Western Europe and the rest of the world and explained why these are so upsetting to many in the Global South. I think this book is worth the read of anyone interested in the world, missions, culture, or the future of the United States.