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The Ugly American

Part of the irony is that the Americans best remembered are the ineffectual Ambassadors and other men of power who cause trouble and are disdainful of the people of Southeast Asia, while the work...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2007 10:07 am UTC

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The Ugly American

The "ugly American" symbolized the attitude of Americans who displayed their arrogance when working or living in other countries. These Americans didn't understand or respect the local culture of...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2007 9:18 am UTC

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The Ugly American

The Ugly American is a book that met with much antagonism, for the portrayal of American government appointees in Asia who were insensitive to the Asian cultures was extremely negative, although...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2014 7:37 am UTC

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The Ugly American

According to The Ugly American by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick, the single most important problem with the Cold War policy of the United States of America in Asia is the lack of cultural...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017 5:51 pm UTC

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The Ugly American

Written in 1958 by American political scientist and novelist Eugene Burdock, and naval officer and author William Lederer, The Ugly American is a political novel set in Southeast Asia. Two of the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2019 12:04 pm UTC

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