The New Anti-Americanism

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You want to know about anti-Americanism in the world? Here's the unhappy conclusion of a big-time panel of Republican and Democratic heavyweights, out yesterday: "America's reputation, standing, and influence are at all-time lows, and possibly sinking further."

Never in our history, says the report, have we, as a nation, been so poorly regarded in the world. And that has consequences. When America tries to lead, who follows? And if America stands too much alone, can it possibly prosper? Can it ever be safe?

This hour, On Point: an American challenge — anti-Americanism.Guests:

Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International and a columnist for Newsweek, co-founder of PostGlobal, an international, collaborative journalism project that looks at how the world sees America.

Amar Bakshi, contibutor of daily postings and videos for Washington Post's PostGlobal site. He is at the beginning of a 5-month trip through Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, the Phillipines, South Korea, Columbia, Venezuela and Mexico.

Robert Keohane, professor of politics at Princeton University and co-editor of the new book "Anti-Americanisms in World Politics."

Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the new book "God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World." His essay "Relax, America Will Survive George W. Bush" recently appeared in The New Republic.

This program aired on November 7, 2007.


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