Ian Buruma

Bard College

Bio

Ian Buruma is Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College.

Featured Work

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies by Ian Buruma

APR 8, 2004 Transcript

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies

Buruma points out that the hatred animating Islamic radicals conforms to the classic counter-Enlightenment vision of Western society as rootless, timid, and soulless.

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing by Ian Buruma

DEC 5, 2001 Podcast

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

The Chinese government sees itself as the caretaker of the entire "cosmic order" in China and views democracy as a destabilizing force that would cause ...

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing by Ian Buruma

DEC 5, 2001 Podcast

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

The Chinese government sees itself as the caretaker of the entire "cosmic order" in China and views democracy as a destabilizing force that would cause ...

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing by Ian Buruma

DEC 5, 2001 Podcast

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

The Chinese government sees itself as the caretaker of the entire "cosmic order" in China and views democracy as a destabilizing force that would cause ...

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing by Ian Buruma

DEC 5, 2001 Transcript

Bad Elements: Chinese Rebels from Los Angeles to Beijing

The Chinese government sees itself as the caretaker of the entire "cosmic order" in China and views democracy as a destabilizing force that would cause ...