Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


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]

Confessions of an Obamaniac: The Good America

July 27, 2008 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

This “anti-Americanism,” if we even want to call it that, was likewise a phenomenon of disenchanted love. It was as though George W. Bush and his gang, along with America’s conservatives, had hijacked our imaginary America.

An American in Berlin

July 26, 2008 // Bild - Germany - German

Americans were already used to how the eloquent Democrat with the charming smile could attract tens of thousands of people like a rock star. What they saw on their television screens, however, shocked even them: a mostly German audience of 200,000 cheering him wildly.

The Longing for Charisma

July 26, 2008 // Tageszeitung - Germany - German

If Barack Obama is elected to the office of president of the U.S., then it will be his duty to represent the interests of his country. Charisma will mean nothing.

How Far Left is Obama?

July 25, 2008 // Zeit - Germany - German

What the progressive scene in America thinks of the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s public appearance in Berlin has become a mega-event, thanks mostly to Angela Merkel, and all the bickering about the location for the holy deed. Now the entire world is watching, even though it’s not easy to [Read more]

The Hangover After the Party

July 25, 2008 // Financial Times - Deutschland - Germany - German

Obama’s speech in Berlin was an advertisement for the cooperative struggle against terrorism. For the German government, that’s a clear sign he expects more German participation.

The “Gold Lizzie” and Barack Obama

July 24, 2008 // Die Welt - Germany - German

The world is covered with victory columns like the beach is covered with sand. The reasons why Obama shouldn’t be allowed to speak [at the Victory Column] don’t hold water.
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