American Liberals Suddenly Hate America Less!
James Atlas published a book titled, "How They See Us: Writers From Around the Globe Reflect on America" -- the cover features a mirror, inviting Americans to peer into our own dark, silent souls.
The book's publication was delayed, however, as reported by The New Yorker. The author explains:
Since this book was conceived, compiled and set in galleys, the election of Barack Obama as our 44th President has altered not only the United States, but the world, in whose eyes we are now seen as a place where sudden strange miracles occur, where literally overnight the luster of the American dream can be restored. President Obama won’t be leading us down the Yellow Brick Road; he’s just a man. But his election has transformed our image in the eyes of the world. How they see us now bears little resemblance to how they saw us then…
A number of the writers we invited, perhaps solipsistically, to reflect on our national character produced essays that stand as written: they are personal, and revolve around no defining moment. Others were preoccupied by Bush, or by the coming election. These writers I invited to revise their essays in accordance with our new reality. The result is a book that conforms to its original intention: to put the focus as much on the contributors as on their subject. We wrote to writers we admired. They replied with essays about a country they admired in varying degrees; where the disapprobation was perhaps too strong, I proposed revision. Six months later, the title holds; what’s changed is the object of contemplation.
"In accordance with our new reality." Laughable.
What say you, gentle reader? Has America 'changed' with the election of Barack Obama?