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Shunning American Studies

Shunning American Studies

While more European students than ever want to study in America, fewer seem to want to learn about it. Enrollments from overseas have reached a record high this year, with the total number of foreign students in the U.S. rising by seven percent over last year. Yet, as much as students may want to study […]

“Ana Almighty”

“Ana Almighty”

I don’t get it. What is going on? Revolutionary things I was “whispering” to the readers of my blog only a few months ago — you know, the stuff about saving the world — are now echoing across the globe from people like the U.S. Treasury Secretary and the British Prime Minister; from Chancellors, Presidents […]

Obama’s Global Challenge

The astonishing story of Barack Obama’s election as president has already done much to restore America’s global image. In place of a president whose only qualification for the office was his father’s name, we now have one whose intelligence and vision overcame the formidable obstacle of being the exotically named son of an African Muslim. […]

Blind Bulgaria

Blind Bulgaria

At the outset of the financial crisis, many thought it would stay within the borders of the U.S. Others warned the crisis would spread, but these voices remained largely unheard, especially in Eastern Europe. So, some countries were completely unprepared for the impact of the crisis, leaving their economies shaken. This is particularly true for […]

Austria At 90

Austria At 90

“Ninety years of the Republic of Austria..,” Johanna Rachinger, General Director of the Austrian National Library paused, and for a second the words hung in the air. “Now we all know that there are a number of inaccuracies that resonate with those words,” she admitted. Yes. You could see a head nod here or there, […]

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