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Us Against ThemEthnocentric Foundations of American Opinion$
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Donald R. Kinder and Cindy D. Kam

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226435701

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.001.0001

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Enemies Abroad

Enemies Abroad

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(p.73) Chapter 4 Enemies Abroad
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Us Against Them
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0005

This chapter, which investigates whether ethnocentrism predisposes Americans to lend their support to policies of confrontation and violence against outside enemies, analyzes ethnocentrism in the current and ongoing war on terrorism, the Cold War during the second half of the twentieth century, and Operation Desert Storm in 1991. The analysis provides evidence that ethnocentrism is a primary ingredient in the American public's support for forcefully confronting adversaries abroad.

Keywords:   ethnocentrism, outside enemies, war on terrorism, Cold War, Operation Desert Storm, adversaries abroad, American public

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