A political miracle: A woman president in Slovakia

I happened to be in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, just a couple of days before a political miracle. A 45-year old woman, Zuzana Caputova, a European-minded environmentalist, was elected president. She beat the candidate of the ruling party Smer-SD, Maros Sefcovic, the energy commissioner of the European Union. The significance of Caputova’s victory is…

Europeans watching U.S. race for President

Europeans, who are by far the foreigners most interested in American elections, are anxiously asking themselves: is a self-proclaimed socialist electable in the premier capitalist nation in the world? One would think that the answer would be a resounding “yes, why not?” And yet the conservative voters in Europe, who are still a thin majority,…