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Will Obama's 'Sputnik moment' fly?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 31/01/2011

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Don Lee and David Pierson

"In his State of the Union call to revitalize the economy, President Obama suggested that Americans today face a new "Sputnik moment" the challenge of another foreign superpower bent on domination.

"Just as a complacent America was jolted into action when the Soviet Union launched the first Earth-orbiting satellite in the 1950s, Obama warned, today the nation must rise to the challenge of an economically expansionist China.

"It was a potentially powerful appeal, aimed at both pride and fear: China, not the long-dominant U.S., has the fastest computer and the fastest trains. China, with its relentless growth and financial muscle, could shoulder the United States aside in the world economy."

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"Will Obama's 'Sputnik moment' fly?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 28/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/will-obama-s-sputnik-moment-fly-