Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A View from Germany

Davids Medienkritik blog provides a view of America from the perspective of German media. In a recent post about how German media will respond to Obama's election. The four responses that he offers are:
  1. Condescending Euphoria
  2. Cynicism
  3. Let's Feel Better
  4. America in Cultural Decline
I think that cynicism is the most likely response, but that's probably just projection. Davids has another post about this week's issue of Der Spiegel. The cover declares: "The World President: What He Wants to Do - What He Can (Not) Do", so they seem to be starting with a little bit of euphoria mixed with realism. Let's hope the realism wins out.

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