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Bonne Annee 2008 ?

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008

A voir ! Il fut un temps ou les predictions de l’Economist etaient celebres pour ……ne pas se realiser ! Tout le monde se souvient de leur prediction de 1992 : « Une certitude : Saddam Hussein ne sera plus au pouvoir en 93 ! » . Mais je pense que Georges Friedman a un meileur « score » que l’Economist…… 

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michael @ 23:55
Filed under: Annonces andPolitique américaine
Manquait plus que ça

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008

 Columbia professors plan to visit Iran to apologize to Ahmadinejad

NEW YORK (MNA) – An academic delegation of Columbia University professors and deans of faculties plans to visit Tehran to officially apologize to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

The delegation plans to express regret for the insulting remarks Columbia University President Lee Bollinger directed at Ahmadinejad on September 24 in his introductory speech, the Mehr News Agency correspondent in New York reported.

 

Since the incident, the deans and professors from the faculties of history, anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and Islamic studies have criticized Bollinger’s behavior toward Ahmadinejad.

 

A member of the delegation, who requested anonymity, said the main goal of the visit is to meet the Iranian president and officially apologize to him.

 

“The delegation has also prepared its itinerary,” he noted.

 

He went on to say that the delegation also plans to visit Iranian universities in various cities and to hold talks with professors and students, and may even sign memoranda of understanding with some universities. He also said the delegation is interested in visiting seminaries and the shrine city of Qom.

 

However, Bollinger has warned the delegation that their trip to Iran should be a private visit and should not be undertaken as an official visit endorsed by the university.

 

Bollinger has so far refused to meet the Mehr News Agency correspondent to explain his disrespectful behavior toward Ahmadinejad when introducing him to the students and professors at Columbia.

Enquête: Dis-moi comment tu traites tes jeunes, je te dirai l’avenir que tu te prépares (A world of American dreamers and French brave new worlders)

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008

Conformistes et résignés, pessimistes et désabusés sur leur avenir, crainte du libre-échange et de la concurrence mondiale …

Tel est le noir tableau que brosse, de la jeunesse française (du moins celle qui reste!), une récente et vaste enquête internationale et comparative (auprès de 20 000 personnes au total en Europe, Asie et Amérique du Nord), dirigée par Anna Stllinger de la Fondation pour l’innovation politique et en partenariat avec L’Express à l’occasion du 40e anniversaire de 1968.

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jc durbant @ 18:07
Filed under: Pendant ce temps-là, en France andPolitiques économiques
Obama : La princess Di des USA

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008

Princess Obama

Par Melanie Phillips,  The Spectator

Watching the cresting of the Obama tidal wave, it seems that the US is having its Princess Diana moment. Hillary Clinton, turning on the tears but only succeeding once again in thus underscoring her own cynical calculation, wails fruitlessly that Obama is all warm fuzzy feeling but no substance.

‘Wait a minute,’ she said, ‘what is the substance here? What, as famously was said years ago, where’s the beef? You know, where is the reality?’

Welcome to Planet Diana. It was only with the death of the People’s Princess that the extent of Britain’s transformation from a country of reason, intelligence, stoicism, self-restraint and responsibility into a land of credulousness, emotional incontinence, sentimentality, irresponsibility and self-obsession became shatteringly apparent. Princess Diana was an icon of the new Britain because she embodied precisely those latter characteristics. It became clear that politicians could score remarkable short-term success if they too got in touch with their inner trauma and felt everyone else’s pain. Bill Clinton (hideous irony for Hillary) was the first to realise this and made it his political signature. Tony Blair, whose lip periodically quivered with precision timing, had it in spades. David Cameron has it; so too does Obama.
The effect is electric, but short-lived. That is because Dianafication is essentially empty, amoral, untruthful and manipulative; eventually voters see through it and realise they have been played for suckers. But while it lasts — and it creates presidents and prime ministers — reason doesn’t get a look in. Warm fuzzy feelings win hands down because they anaesthetise reality and blank out altogether those difficult issues which require difficult decisions. Obama appears to be on the wrong side of just about every important issue going; indeed, were he to be elected president he would be a danger to the free world. But hey – the guy makes people feel good about themselves; he stands for hope, love, reconciliation, youthfulness and fairies at the bottom of the garden.
In Britain, we understand to our cost why that makes a politician a winner. In America, it’s something quite new because until this moment it wasn’t obvious that the rot that has degraded the British mind had also penetrated the American psyche. Now we know better.

Étonnant renversement des tendances

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008

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Sittingbull @ 08:15
Filed under: Posts in English andPrésidentielle américaine 2008
Bravo LSU !

Posted on Mardi 8 janvier 2008