Occidentalism

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Asian ascendancy
Nature

Occidentalism refers to a discipline that discusses the Western world (the Occident). In this context the West becomes the object, while the East is the subject. The West in the context of Occidentalism does not refer to the West in a geographical sense, but to culture or custom, especially covering the fields of thought, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, religion, colonialism, war, apartheid, and geography. It is not as popular as Orientalism in the general public and in academic settings.

The term emerged as the reciprocal of the notion of Orientalism popularized by literary critic Edward Said, which refers to Western stereotypes of the Eastern world, the Orient.

Source: Wikipedia

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The things Occidentalists hate about the West are not always the ones that inspire hatred of the USA. The two issues should not be conflated. Some people hate the West because they were helped by the West, and some because they were not. Specifically, some resent the way the USA helped their own hateful governments gain or stay in power. Some feel humiliated by the very existence of the USA, and some by US foreign policy. With some on the left, hatred of the USA is all that remains of their leftism; anti-Americanism is part of their identity. The same goes for right-wing cultural Gaullists. Anti-Americanism is an important political issue, related to Occidentalism but not quite the same thing.
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(F) Fuzzy exceptional problems