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Well done America: Now it’s Europe’s turn to do its bit.

Kitchen, Nick (2008) Well done America: Now it’s Europe’s turn to do its bit. International Affairs at LSE (05 Nov 2008). Website.

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Barack Obama’s landslide election brings with it impossible expectations of, according to the front page of the Times, “The New World”. In his speech last night Obama promised a new dawn of American leadership based on the enduring power of American ideals. Yet one man’s beneficent leadership is another man’s ignoble imperialism, and talk of universal values and American leadership could well have come from the mouth of George W. Bush. If Obama is to realise the hopes contained within notions of American leadership and avoid the traps of leading without followers he will need to work with Europe, but Europe must also be prepared to fulfil its side of that particular bargain.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2008 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:25

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