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A Man Alters the Course of His Life

October 22, 2008 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

Something like that could have happened only in an American movie: heart-breaking, liberating scenes after an endless showdown; the last, decisive force; and then a change for the better: a typical movie personage alters the course of his life, because old tricks and purposes no longer satisfy him, and so he throws [Read more]

October 21, 2008 // Die Zeit - Germany - German

Paul M. Kennedy teaches history at Yale University and the London School of Economics. In his 1987 book “The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers” he shows how economic efficiency and military power are intertwined, and simultaneously predicted the decline of the United States from its position of being the leading [Read more]

The Future of U.S. Troops in Iraq

October 20, 2008 // die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

It’s a bit like extending the “sell by” date on milk after it’s already turned sour. On 31 December, the UN mandate for keeping U.S. troops in Iraq runs out. Now there’s a plan for an “American-Iraqi Security Pact” in the works that is supposed to regulate the relationship between Washington and Baghdad after [Read more]

The World Financial Plague

October 19, 2008 // Russkaja Germania - Germany - Russian

The crisis travels at the speed of light. At such rate even the Hundred Years’ War would have lasted less than two weeks and the Black Tuesday would be the Black Tuesday Morning.

The Silent Minority Plans a Rebellion

October 19, 2008 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

Latinos are the power in America’s West that could decide the election in Obama’s favor – provided they actually vote. The situation in the Wild West is serious. More serious than ever. A lot of folks in the small northern Colorado town of Greeley will tell you that. Here, where the Stars and Stripes flies from [Read more]

For a Few Dollars More

October 18, 2008 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

At the Oklahoma Gun Show, people trade used machine guns, hunting knives and camouflage suits. Trevor Cupp looks as though he had a rough night. The kid with the red dreadlocks can hardly keep his eyes open as he enters the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds this morning. He’s not really ready for conversation, pushes his [Read more]

Campaign Without a Knock-Out

October 17, 2008 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

It was the last one of three debates--and another one of dwindling opportunities for John McCain to turn around these elections. Although he used this opportunity as well and aggressively as he could, it is yet impossible to conclude that he was able to sway the dynamics of the elections to his favor. The debate [Read more]
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