One hundred and forty years after the Paris Commune similar demands for democratic change resonate strongly in Spain. Recent mass mobilisations show the Spanish people have had enough of politics that serve only the interests of a few, while public interests are subordinated to the profit imperatives of big business.
The problem facing Obama is that of constructing “Mubarakism” without Mubarak, that is, to guarantee the continuity of the pro-American autocracy through an acceptable replacement recruited from the ranks of the regime.
The U.S. public has accepted as valid and reasonable, affirmations that would have provoked incredulity or hilarity among the most backward and superstitious people in medieval Europe. The clear indication of moral and political decay eating into American Rome.
Tras la muerte de Néstor Kirchner, la presidenta argentina Fernández deberá reforzar su articulación con las clases y capas populares mediante la rápida implementación de políticas sociales y económicas más efectivas.