“Of all the explanations for Barack Obama’s Nobel peace prize, the one that rang truest came from Nicolas Sarkozy. ‘It sets the seal on America’s return to the heart of all the world’s peoples.’ In other words, this was Europe’s way of saying to America, ‘We love you again’, like those weird renewal-of-vows ceremonies couples have after a rough patch.
“Now Europe and the US are officially reunited, it seems appropriate to consider whether this is necessarily a good thing.”
I certainly don’t see this as necessarily a good thing, and Naomi Klein doesn’t see it as necessarily a good thing.
“Obama isn’t helping. At least the world argued with Bush” by Klein at the guardian.co.uk.