says Michael Kazin in TNR. Kazin compares Barack Obama and the US Democrats to François Hollande and the French Socialists, and finds the former wanting. François Hollande an inspiration for the American left? Whoda thunk it?
(Above: Obama’s road map to reelection. Obama is saying: I illegally downloaded Hollande’s program from the Socialist party website [oblique reference to the Hadopi law]. By the Algerian political cartoonist Dilem, guest cartoon in Le Monde, 26 January 2012)