Towards the end of his speech about race on Tuesday, Barack Obama made an observation that was raw enough to knock any attentive American listener out of his chair. That is not exactly what they got. But they did get something better: the offer of a more intimate relationship among the races, a less instrumental use of them by US politicians and a breaking of the monopoly on interracial dialogue that has until now been held by elite censors. Americans ought to take him up on it.Howie P.S.: The writer is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
"Obama breaks the secret code"
Christopher Caldwell (Financial Times-UK):