Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

April 2008

Of Old and New News

April 28, 2008 // Le'Orient Le Jour - Lebanon - French

In journalistic lingo, the story could very well be called a long-shot scoop. It contains revelations, which do not necessarily have to be freshly obtained in order to create sensation. By some strange coincidence, two of these slow-to-explode bombs have just synchronically burst on the international scene. By an [Read more]

The Repercussions of Carter’s Visit

April 28, 2008 // Al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Former President Jimmy Carter's visit has attracted harsh criticism, especially by the American right which thinks that he went against the current policy of focusing on the rivalry between the West Bank and Gaza, the improvement of security and economy progress in the West Bank, and the continued extreme isolation of [Read more]

America and Others

April 28, 2008 // Le Figaro - France - French

America does not have easy access to the exterior world. Both east and west, the next country is thousands of kilometers on the other side of an ocean. To the north and south, separated by abstract borders, are two countries that Americans have always decided to take less than seriously: they see the Canadians as [Read more]

Haro on Barack Obama

April 27, 2008 // La Monde Diplomatique - France - French

A priori, there is nothing more banal than the declarations of Mr. Barack Obama’s estimate, last April 6th, that the bitterness of middle-class Americans who are victims of unemployment or the fall of purchasing power has sometimes led them to, “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them [Read more]
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