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Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World24:50
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photoHow is America perceived in a rapidly changing world? After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, writer Jedediah Purdy went to find out. His journey took him to Asia, Africa, and around the States. He found Westernized Egyptian party girls who consider Osama bin Laden a hero; an environmental activist in Indonesia whose models are American business consultants and Afgan Jihadis. He examined how America can simultaneously inspire love and hate.

Guests:

Jedediah Purdy, author of new book "Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World;" Jack Beatty, On Point News Analyst and Senior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on March 3, 2003.

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