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The Culture of Dependence

October 26, 2010 // Libertad Digital - Spain - Spanish

Almost half a century ago, the last and truly great American conservative liberal, Barry Goldwater, predicted some of the dangers we now face in American politics. Based on the Constitution and Jeffersonian precepts that government works better the smaller and more limited it is, Goldwater paved the way for real [Read more]

The Crazy Lobby

October 25, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

It is perfectly normal to talk about the dismemberment of any state in the United States. Take, for example, that prominent figure called Joe Biden asking for the division of Iraq into three "regions," which in practice would have amounted to three independent quasi-states, as if the civil war the country was then [Read more]

Obama Comes to the Rescue of the Democrats

October 20, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<b>The president starts a cross-country tour seeking to avoid an electoral disaster</b> The Democratic Party has placed in the hands of Barack Obama its last and faint hope for avoiding a disaster in the November congressional elections. The president begins a cross-country tour today, going from west to east, in [Read more]

What’s Left of Obama?

October 20, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

No defeat like the one coming can be explained only by the success of the winners. Obama has made mistakes that have allowed his enemies to have their own ways. It is arguable whether it was because of faulty content or communication failures, but certainly his first two years in office have left dissatisfied both [Read more]

On the Beaches of Deauville

October 19, 2010 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

In the days of the Soviet Union, Gromyko and Ponomariov theorized about how to separate Europe from the United States, making the rich, illustrated and decadent old continent a part of Moscow's orbit. Gorbachev kept the ideal of his predecessors at the head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and tried to update [Read more]

30 Rock Live: Almost Flawless

October 19, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Inadvertently, we discovered last week that the character Liz Lemon of 30 Rock is only a few months younger than the show’s producer, Tina Fey. The real life writer turned 40 in May, and the make-believe one, Liz, did so last Friday, Oct. 15. Together, to celebrate the event, they created a rare species of comedy: a [Read more]

Responsibility without Power

October 19, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is painfully living out the consequences of the loss of state power in the very globalized world we live in. The most immediate result of globalization is the transfer of power from democratically constituted states to supranational powers that are not even institutionalized, but [Read more]

The Crazy Lobby

October 18, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

In the U.S., talk about the dismemberment of any state is perfectly normal. Take, for example, Vice President Joe Biden asking for the division of Iraq into three 'regions', which, in practice, would amount to three independent quasi-states, as if the civil war the country has been suffering would not be combined with [Read more]
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