Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.

Germany

Socialism for the Rich

August 6, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

The United States won’t survive for long with negative savings rates. The United States is poised to lose a possession for which there’s no German translation: “exorbitant privilege,” the privilege of being allowed to live permanently above its means while the rest of the world is stuck in the role of financing this privilege.

USA: Land of Adventure – and Cars

August 4, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The USA: Land of Adventure Commentary by Michael Kuntz No matter whether it’s un-sellable gas guzzlers like those from General Motors or a careless leasing policy like that of BMW, car manufacturers can make or lose a lot of money in America. The third-worst quarter in General Motors’ history and a profit [Read more]

Why Merkel Prefers McCain

August 2, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffers from xenophobia when it comes to U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama. The reason? If he wins the election, Chancellor Angela Merkel will have to change her foreign policy style

U.S. Election Humor (At Germany's Expense)

August 1, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

A new Republican video spot is causing a sensation: it depicts an audience member at Obama’s Berlin speech speaking broken English in order to make the presidential candidate seem ridiculous. In supporting roles: Leonardo di Caprio and David Hasselhoff. According to the video, the Germans dance to bad music, speak [Read more]

McCain Ridicules Obama as Paris Hilton

July 31, 2008 // Bild - Germany - German

The question remains how the Americans see the global enthusiasm for Obama. Will they be positively impressed ...Or will they see it as meddling in their election and, precisely because of that, vote for McCain just out of spite?

Media Trademark Obama

July 31, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

7:21 PM: Barack Obama appears on screen, the Victory Column in the background. He waves, laughs, waves, waves, waves, waves, laughs, waves, laughs, waves, waves, laughs. In that order. 7:22 PM: He says, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you to the citizens of [Read more]

Obama: Hopes, Aspirations and Realities

July 28, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

The last eight years haven’t been a rejection of America and its values, but a rejection of the policies and persona of George W. Bush. Barack Obama has already changed how others see America.

U.S. Tax Relief: German Criticism of Obama’s Suggestions

July 28, 2008 // Sueddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Obama wants more NATO troops in Afghanistan in order to finance tax cuts in the United States. German politicians see it quite differently. German political leaders have criticized Barack Obama’s suggestion that more NATO participation in Afghanistan would allow the United States to cut taxes at home. “More [Read more]
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