The One Sided Mirror: How Occidentalism Missed The Boat

To provide insight on why the West has enemies, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit’s “Occidentalism” portrays an enemy full of jealousy and envy who hates capitalism and imperialism. Unfortunately, “Occidentalism” was written from the Western perspective and fails to reflect on the roots of this resentment. Buruma and Margalit mention that contemporary Occidentalism is often…