Edited by James Atlas
"Full of humor and pathos in equal and abounding measure, this compact volume covers the intellectual ground from 'Donald Duck to Donald Rumsfeld' with wit, depth and originality." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A superpower without parallel since the British Empire, the United States is a source of incessant fascination to the rest of the world. Absurdly rich, alarmingly volatile, we inspire both fear and envy.
In How They See Us, twenty-one distinguished international writers hold the mirror up to the United States, their ally and nemesis. These trenchant essays invite us to see ourselves afresh as a nation and a people–in the midst of unprecedented change.
Contributors include Luís Fernando Veríssimo , Leilah Nadir, Alberto Fuguet, Da Chen, Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, Andreï Makine, Werner Sonne, György Dragomán, Sunny Singh, Zarah Ghahramani, Tom Segev, Gianni Riotta, Carmen Boullosa, Abdelkader Benali, Chris Abani, Uzma Aslam Khan, Mourid Barghouti, Victor Erofeyev, Imraan Coovadia, Terry Eagleton, and Fernando Báez.