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Markus Stocker

Between information technology and environmental science with a flair for economics, the clarinet, and the world of soups and salads.

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An American friend has been wondering what Europeans think about the new President Elect of the United States. This post is an attempt to answer that question. You, my friends in Europe, are invited to voice your opinion and discuss what Obama means not only for the future of the United States, but the world at large. Readers in the U.S. are encouraged to write about what this moment means for them. We hope this will be a truly, if small, international forum. Don’t be afraid to be critical: This campaign has had its ugly moments, and we know American politics render complex emotions. We share them as well.

We encourage you to invite friends to the discussion. Comments should be in English language. If you don’t feel comfortable writing in English, feel free to drop me an email with your name (or nickname), your email, and your comment. I’ll translate it and publish your original comment with the translation.