America is proving the regenerative power of democracy. Do not listen to those who say that great country is finished - it is still the global centre of gravity. Yes, we tuned in in our millions to watch the rather sinister opening ceremony of the Olympics in China. But if you want something life affirming rooted in a belief in human dignity, give me America and an event such as the inauguration every time.And here I thought everyone around the world despised us. Isn't "regenerative" the perfect word?
Sunday, January 25, 2009
A Friend from Across the Pond
At least one Brit still looks to the U.S. for inspiration. Says Iain Martin at the Telegraph: