Obama’s victory and the American social contract: Lessons for Israel
This victory of American pluralism raises interesting questions for Israel because of one crucial similarity: Both countries are immigrant societies that have tragic conflicts with some of its minorities.
I can’t help but begin with a heartfelt Mazal Tov to the United States. This election pitched two competing visions of American society, and I believe the better conception won. Obama’s reelection is remarkable: The CNN panel of experts pointed out that never has a president been reelected with such a weak economy and concurred that America’s minorities had decided these elections.