When half of mankind seems lifted by hope, nothing looks meaner than to disparage the dream. But what is this Obama mania? The world did not change for ever on Tuesday. No messiah has come among us. Miracles have not become possible. There is no new dawn. Calm down dear, it's only a US presidential election.
Here's my entry for Daniel Finkelstein's Comment Central competition for an eight-word expression of hope for the President-elect of the United States. Eight words precisely. “I hope he will let us down gently.”
Lo más sensato que he leído hoy. Aquí el artículo completo de Matthew Parris.
MP cita la pregunta que hace Daniel Finkelstein sobre la mayor esperanza que tienen los lectores de The Times del presidente-electo Obama. Aquí la página.