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Episode 8

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May 1, 2015
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern countries have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Plus, although China is on track to dominate the world’s economy, the country looks at the Western white male as a symbol of cultural cachet. Among China’s growing upper class, nothing spells “cool” like importing a European butler, or having a white businessman appear at your event.
May 1, 2015
In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Middle Eastern countries have seen a surge in the looting of antiquities. In Egypt alone, an estimated $3 billion dollars worth of artifacts have been plundered. Plus, although China is on track to dominate the world’s economy, the country looks at the Western white male as a symbol of cultural cachet. Among China’s growing upper class, nothing spells “cool” like importing a European butler, or having a white businessman appear at your event.