That is likely the way many European leftists look at Barack Obama.
“There is a lesson,” says the Italian intellectual,
in the fact that the three contemporary personalities who more confidently dealt with the dream had African ancestors: Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and now Barack Obama.
Well, isn’t Obama King’s dream realized? Perhaps more pragmatically, as Sofri puts it, he is the man who
describes America as the ‘Dream’ Corporation in which every American must hold a stock of shares. In his best speeches, the redistribution of the American Dream went along with the redistribution of the wealth.
And hence his huge margin victory. I would just ask Sofri and the other European leftists one question: should Obama be successful in achieving his aims, do you think you will be ready to be converted to the American Dream? [Italian version]