Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia (Hardback)George Makari (author)
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
'George Makari shows that xenophobia is as relevant today as it was when this word first originated, and that so much of our hatred is often rooted in fear of outsiders, this notion of inside and outside groups that we create. As we see a rise of identity politics across the world, it becomes imperative to understand this fear, how political discourses and agendas feed into it, and what we can do about it. This insightful, timely and cogently argued book puts current global politics into perspective.' - Pragya Agarwal, author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
'With elegance and passionate conviction, George Makari deconstructs one of the ugliest problems of our time: a fear and hatred of strangers, foreigners, anyone perceived to place his loyalties with another group. With penetrating insight, he reveals the history of a grave weakness that is one of the wildest threats against coherent democracy and human kindness.' - Andrew Solomon, former president of PEN, and author of Far From the Tree
'[With] astonishing range and lucid erudition, George Makari has again given us an intellectual history that illustrates how little we know about the ideas that animate and rule our world.' - Anthony Walton, author of Mississippi: An American Journey
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