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Inside Buffalo: i ringraziamenti di Obama all’autore

Inside Buffalo: i ringraziamenti di Obama all’autore

Non se lo aspettava, sinceramente, Fred Kudjo Kuwornu, il ragazzone di quarant’anni italo ghanese regista del documentario “Inside Buffalo” e così, quando ha aperto quella lettera è rimasto fermo, bloccato per un bel po’. No, non se lo aspettava e così vedere la firma di Barack Obama, presidente nero degli Stati Uniti in calce a […]

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The unfinished legacy of 2010

The unfinished legacy of 2010

Take a close and objective look at the angry demonstrators now gathered on Wall Street, and at similar protest encampments from San Francisco to Madrid. What you see is not simply a vast expression of rage at the crisis enveloping the world of democracy. The demonstrations also frame a fundamental contradiction – a profound source […]

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“Obama crushes Osama” — the war on terrorism is not a pep rally

“Obama crushes Osama” — the war on terrorism is not a pep rally

It might have been a big night at the Olympics, a U.S. hockey team taking home the gold, or, less probably, a victory in the most-watched television event on the planet, soccer’s World Cup. “USA! USA!” shouted the crowds in New York’s Times Square and outside the White House gates in Washington. Strangers exchanged high-fives […]

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New York, Liverpool and Florence join Cave Canem

The date for submissions to the Cave Canem exhibition expired last week but strangely enough entries are still arriving in Barga hoping to take part. This morning three more entries arrived at the galleries from three very different places and using three very different mediums. The first to arrive were two full size sculptures, one […]

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Will there ever be a European Obama?

Across the Atlantic, the election of Senator Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency is viewed from the political left with astonished embarrassment. Astonishment, because until the very last moment most of the European left was convinced that Obama had no chance.

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Congratulations Barack Obama posters

Posters have appeared up all over Barga this week with the words, “Buon lavoro presidente” – a thank you call to the new President-elect of the United States, Barack Obama from the Mayor of Barga, Umberto Sereni. A message was also sent to the President-elect congratulating him and remembering the contribution made in this area […]

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Obama: A political earthquake abroad

As November 4 nears, one thing is certain: Senator Barack Obama has attracted the largest and most diverse majority in contemporary political history. There is a chance this overwhelming triumph will be recorded in the United States. Where it’s already a fait accompli, however, is the rest of the world.

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The "Surge" in Iraq: military triumph or collective amnesia?

Iraq is the grim, nearly invisible spectre lurking over the U.S. elections, all but forgotten by the recession-struck public as senators Barack Obama and John McCain enter the home stretch of their race for the White House. Behind this collective amnesia lies “the surge,” the commitment last year of an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to […]

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In foreign affairs, an American tragedy

Experience is about the past. It isn’t always the best guide when times and circumstances change. No leader has been more experienced than Napoleon Bonaparte when he embarked on the devastating folly of his Russian invasion in 1812, or when he sent his troops to ignominious defeat at Waterloo in 1815. The Bush Administration‘s record […]