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Sleeping Beauty: Awakening the American Dream


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Speaker(s): Lord Maurice Saatchi

Recorded on 30 January 2008 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.

Americans today may be perplexed and confused about the way America is perceived in the world. They may feel like Josef K in Kafka's 'The Trial': "Someone must have laid false accusations against Josef K because one morning he was arrested without having done anything wrong." Accusations against America have spread into a global phenomenon, crossing boarders, classes, religions, and generations. A Pew Trust research poll in 2005 concluded that anti-Americanism is deeper and broader than at any time in modern history. What to do?

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