Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Commander-in-Chief and Leader of the Free World Who Makes Us Dream

The America We Love titles Le Nouvel Observateur before Philippe Boulet-Gercourt and Dominique Nora go on to detail (along with a Sylvie Laurent interview by Sylvain Courage) seven sagas which make us dream (Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Luther King Jr, Neil Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and you-know-who).

How about leaving the dreaming part to Monroe, Chaplin, Madonna, and Michael Jackson? How about getting somebody experienced, open-eyed, and… wide awake in the Oval Office? The Western Europeans' Central and Eastern European brethren, after all, seem to be likening the Apologizer-in-Chief more to a nightmare. How about a rough man who, while citizens sleep peacefully in their beds, remains wide awake and stands ready, if necessary, to do violence on their behalf?

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