Wolfram Weimer on Obama and the Brandenburg Gate

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last week, Wolfram Weimer, the editor in chief of the German political monthly Cicero, published a stinging critique of Barack Obama’s proposal to hold a campaign speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. "It shows a lack of respect to want to degrade the historical monuments of friendly countries into electoral campaign scenery," Weimer wrote, "… But [Obama] evidently does not think in terms of the long-term categories of real politics, but rather in terms of the short-term effects of political spectacle."

See my full translation of Wolfram Weimer’s "Obama-Gate" on Pajamas Media here.


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