It seems that the Europeans are committed to the concept of a viable two-state solution but are unwilling to do anything to catalyze or encourage it.
Four years later, Obama’s global support has somewhat waned and expectations have been lowered. Still, relative to Romney, Obama enjoyed overwhelming support on the Continent and around the world during the recent election.
Under Cameron’s government, however, the will for Britain to steer the EU has largely fallen by the wayside, and there is more of an aversion to being saddled with duties and obligations to other nations than there is a desire to control them
Still dealing with a seemingly endless barrage of lawsuits and criminal charges, Mr. Strauss-Kahn is now attempting to avoid yet another indictment for his alleged participation in a French prostitution ring.
As 2013 approaches we are seeing both the true extent of the European Union’s failure to control disparate economies and crises without the fiscal tools necessary to do so, as well as the injurious consequences of perfunctory bailouts and other ponderous bureaucratic maneuvers.
Now, as the French mom-and-pop stores are going bust and the people are going to modern multiplexes elsewhere in Paris, the avenue is becoming a watering hole for tourists, atrophied from real Parisian life.
There’s truly something about watching the way the Norwegians have handled the aftermath, trial, and sentencing of Andres Breivik’s that makes me feel, as an American, somewhat uncivilized.
At this point, the delusion that what happens at the Olympics has any political relevance whatsoever is dwindling. Countries around the world have given up on boycotting the games, and the Olympic committee seems to have given up on banning nations from participating, despite the fact that there is much to protest and many countries worth banning.
When it comes to work ethic, it seems that American’s have a more productive but vastly less healthy approach than Europeans. So, it comes down to a question of how we want to live, and striking a balance between productive and healthy that doesn’t leave us all reaching for the medicine cabinet.