The book is based on facts in which author has attempted some answers to the question, which many Americans have been quietly asking themselves since 11th September, 2001 - "Why do they hate us?" The strength of USA as a nation, as a society, as a military, economic and technological power, is too well known and author has desisted from repeating these on the simplistic assumption that the dislike which certain groups harbour for this giant is merely an expression of the "envy" which poor cousins usually display for their rich relations. The author exposes the American life that is known to exist but has seldom been explored by the Americans and by others. The range of subjects covered is impressive -stretching from support for dictators worldwide, arms trade, the drug trade, destabilization of democratic governments and the response to international treaty obligations. etc. Religious bigots who object to Darwin in schools, to abolition of death penalty and to gun control laws, those who fire-bomb abortion clinics or go on a rampage because a jury acquits or convicts a person of a particular skin colour find their place. The American judiciary, which has had its dark moments ranging from the infamous Dred Scot Case to Florida Election, also finds its share.