"The triangle of race, class and gender never really functioned on a completely equal footing."
Election campaign in the United States
The German fascination about Obama
Germany is eagerly watching the U.S. pre-election campaign. Not one day passes without the “Phenomenon Obama” being discussed in the media. But would an Obama also be possible in Germany? Jens Teschke lets his mind wander. [Read more]
In Berlin, functionaries and boredom rule. Exciting personalities could easily triumph over both.
What do Barack Obama and Guido Westerwelle have in common? Both were born in 1961 – and their shows from the past days can both be found in YouTube.
Unfortunately the similarities end here. The US-Presidential [Read more]
History from the perspective of the victor? Perhaps, but is certainly also a balm for the wounded soul of a beleaguered superpower, which shortly will be entering the sixth year of an unnecessary war.
"While the future American government will allow for a new balance of interest, a weakening or even termination of the American part in the Middle East and a transition to an Iranian hegemony is unlikely"
Before her speech in El Paso, Texas, candidate Hillary Clinton was presented a child wearing a sombrero. The child and the candidate stood hand in hand for a while on the stage, both looking a bit bewildered. The child was finally able to get off the stage. But the candidate remained in the spotlight. [Read more]