The World: Message to America front Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

As part of our Bicentennial observance, TIME asked leaders of nations around the world to address the American people through the pages of TIME on how they view the U.S. and what they hope—and expect—from the nation in the years ahead. This message from President Anwar Sadat of Egypt is the tenth in the series.

Generations of modern Egyptians [as well as others from] all over the Arab world have looked to America with interest and hope. There, in your new world, brave men with vision and faith have toiled to carve out of the wilderness a new civilization that fulfills the...

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