Occidentalism is a groundbreaking investigation into the hostile stereotypes of the Western world that fuel the hatred at the heart of movements such as Al Qaeda. A work of extraordinary range and erudition, it will permanently enlarge our understanding of the world in which we live.
Ian Buruma is currently Luce Professor at Bard College, New York. His previous books include God's Dust, Behind the Mask, The Missionary and the Libertine, Playing the Game, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania and Bad Elements.
Avishai Margalit is Schulman Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Rationality at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His previous books include Idolatry, The Decent Society, Views and Reviews, and The Ethics of Memory.