Will Obama’s inspiration lead to action?

Come January 20, the US will present a new – and very different – face to the world.

8th November, 2008

Come January 20, the US will present a new – and very different – face to the world.

The election of Barack Obama to the US presidency might have been propelled by the word ‘‘change’’ but, to foreign eyes, another one – ‘‘contrast’’ – is just as important.

In terms of age, race, upbringing, experience, political ideology and world view, Obama is the opposite of current White House...

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