If Mr. Obama were a standard politician, the empty résumé would have done him in. But this is precisely the point about Mr. Obama, that he has blasted free of that category.
There is much pain in the United States today, but not much humility. Nor is there prudence.
The primary task of the new president will consist above all in re-establishing the credibility of the United States in the world, judges Francis Fukuyama. Passing through Paris, the famous political scientist from John Hopkins University delivered his impressions to a select audience of the French Institute of [Read more]
By Richard Hétu
Translation by Floriane Ballige
“I want to make money,” would have declared Rod Blagojevich, the democrat governor of Illinois, entrusting his principal private secretary with his wish to collect between $ 250,000 and $ 300,000 per year.
The politician from Chicago was actually thinking out loud [Read more]
I used to think of my old state's sleazy political culture as a form of entertainment. It doesn't seem so amusing now. It seems to belong to a graver and bleaker period of general ethical breakdown, when too many bad people got ahead.
It was just 75 years ago that the United States ended Prohibition, a period during which alcohol was strictly forbidden in the entire country, but when underground bars flourished and organized crime soared.
In 1920, a constitutional amendment initiated by conservatives brandishing arguments of morality and public [Read more]