Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Perry Anderson skewers "Sinomania" and "Sinophobia"

In a wonderful article in LRB, Perry Anderson skewers the facile "Sinomaniac" (or, sometimes also at the same time "Sinophobic") narratives floating around in Western (particularly US) discourse. The piece is politically sharp, as always, and the soberness of the assessment is refreshing. If you're suffering a headache from making the mistake of perusing through one of Thomas L. Friedman's hackjobs... this is precisely the prescription you need.

1 comment:

Richard said...

I ran across one of the books that Anderson mentions, "Against the Law", a couple of months ago. He has persuaded me to read it, I think.