I never believed that such a day would come

Nov 5, 2008


I agree with Charli that McCain gave an amazing speech, but I fear that it is only a small step towards reversing the embers of hate that he, and his campaign, helped stir.

A shield of bulletproof glass, easily visible during Obama’s acceptance speech, provided a stark reminder of the dangers fear and anger yet pose to hope and reconciliation.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.