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Obama Hoped to Transform the World. It Transformed Him.

Obama Hoped to Transform the World. It Transformed Him.

When Barack Obama entered office, the hopes that he raised in his own country were exceeded only by the hopes he raised abroad. Mr. Obama tapped into those hopes with his inspirational rhetoric about a “transformational” presidency, and his promises were scarcely less...
Opinion: Obama – the Beginning and the End

Opinion: Obama – the Beginning and the End

Next month, the USA and the whole world will turn the page of Barack Obama’s presidency; bidding farewell to eight years whose early days were full of promise, but for tens of millions ended with sadness and disasters. Like lottery tickets, electoral democracy is...
Opinion: Deceptive Leaders

Opinion: Deceptive Leaders

In the west disgrace afflicts those who deceive their own people, not those who are defeated. The Chilcot report on the Iraq war does not condemn Tony Blair because he lost the war, but rather because he, along with George W. Bush, was involved in one of the worst...
Opinion: Iraq – Turmoil Between Two Empires

Opinion: Iraq – Turmoil Between Two Empires

If the current turmoil in the Iraqi capital Baghdad contains any message, it is that the majority of Iraqis are quite fed up with the status quo. Their grievance isn’t limited to any one aspect of the nation’s life, being the difficulties of day-to-day survival or the...