The bright side

Jonah Goldberg explains how American conservatives can make the best of Barack Obama’s election:

…you will not soon see a German chancellor of Turkish descent. Nor will a child of North African immigrants soon take the reins of power in France. It will be a long time before a Pakistani or Indian last name appears on the mailbox at 10 Downing St. And yet these countries bubble over with haughty finger-waggers eager to lecture backward and provincial America about race and tolerance. Why not enjoy rubbing Barack Obama in their faces?

Damian P.


One thought on “The bright side

  1. Actually, this point is weak. A more apt comparison, in Britain’s case would be a prime minister drawn from middle and working classes. In other words, race has been a divisive factor in the US, while class played a similar role in the UK.
    In addition, equating the experiences of African-Americans, who were resident in the US since it’s inception, with the experiences of minorities who migrated to Europe in living memory, is a classic apples/oranges argument.

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