Santa Clara, Cuba
On the road to Santa Clara, as I’m overtaking a tractor or a horse-pulled cart, I can make out rows of billboards freshly repainted for the 50th anniversary of the Revolution.
“A new world is possible… It will happen."
“A new world is possible…It will happen:" a sort of Cuban “yes, we [Read more]
It’s not easy when you’re in the United States to get the Americans interested in Canada.
The majority of Americans that I have met in my life picture our country as a large bank of flat snow, a sort of Weston bread slice with no butter and jam on it. A country with no history and no story, which is just similar [Read more]
A beard and a stovepipe hat could hardly have made it plainer. Barack Obama now occupies a unique place in American history, but his ascension to the presidency was carefully modelled on a giant from its past, Abraham Lincoln. The 44th U.S. President retraced the 16th’s train journey from Philadelphia to Washington, [Read more]
"...greatness is never a given. It must be earned." The Americans of today should therefore, like their settler ancestors, workers, slaves and soldiers, begin working hard.
Is there a dull-adjective shop in the new White House?
The remarkable speech made by Barack Obama in his inauguration as forty-fourth president of the United States of America was a moment of humanistic eloquence and grandeur, the sort of moment we are no longer accustomed to in our busy societies where too often cynicism vies with indifference. However, since so many [Read more]