Comment Obama a perdu l'amérique (How Obama Lost America)

A connoisseur of the political workings and evolutions on both sides of the Atlantic, Donald Morrison writes that Obama would make a good president of France -- and Sarkozy of America. Full of anecdotes, of visions of an America divided, this book reminds us that a president (in the U.S. and elsewhere) needs more than dreams.
Les Echos

It was daring, but Donald Morrison did it. Predicting ten months in advance the outcome of the U.S presidential election without even knowing who the Republican nominee would be. Better yet, he did it by examining the character of America's first black president. Book of the week.
Le Journal du Dimanche

Donald Morrison is the right man to help the French understand his country, which sometimes appears so indecipherable to us. At the dawn of this election year, it is imperative to read his book "How Obama Lost America." Despite this slightly peremptory -- and perhaps premature -- title, the author has much sympathy for the President, whom he chides for tactical mistakes and a failure to communicate. But Morrison also paints a compelling portrait of another America, the one of "birthers" and Tea Partiers. He uses polling data to show how these two countries do not really understand each other -- as if the Civil War had never ended. He informs us, for instance, that a fifth of Americans know someone who has been kidnapped by aliens. For these folks, and many others, describing Obama as an intellectual, a complicated and introspective statesman, is a condemnation. The worst thing is that Obama often gives them reason to think that way.
Politis Magazine

Selected Works

The Berkshire Eagle, February 6, 2018. Longing for something to hold onto in this dishonest, insubstantial era? Consider the typewriter. It's making a comeback.
The New Republic, January 8, 2015 France is waking up to the lousy job it has done of assimilating its immigrants.
The Berkshire Eagle, April 6, 2017. The President should have known better than to pick a fight with the wrong woman. Or women in general.
The Berkshire Eagle, February 27, 2017 Banning and harassing foreigners is the wrong way to make America great.
Smithsonian, April 2011 If the Internet is dumbing us down, how come I've never felt smarter?
Tales from the golden age of magazine publishing, when men were men and the drinks cart arrived at seven.
Le Monde, November 16, 2016 The new president has always been a pariah. That explains a lot.
Why the world's most popular leader almost lost it all.
How France squandered its historic role as the world's cultural superpower.

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