'This important new book takes a fresh and detailed look at the role of culture, culturalism, ethnocentrism and perceptions of the "other" in strategy. It should be required reading for any strategist or student of international affairs who seeks to understand the complex hybrid conflicts in which we now find ourselves.' --David Kilcullen, author of The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
'This is an accessible and well-written book for a wide range of audiences. The author has a solid grasp of the historical material and has bravely tackled a contentious yet persistent issue Orientalism through the lens of military conflict, and the reader is wiser as a result.' --International Affairs
'Military Orientalism seeks to expose the perils of using "culture" as a means to understanding war, whether it unfolds in the East or (implicitly) closer to home. It is a rich and wide-ranging text which displays a depth of historical reading to good effect, and is beautifully written.' --Daniel Neep, University of Exeter
About the Author
Patrick Porter is Lecturer in History at the Department of Defence Studies, King's College, University of London.