This is America !

A fantastic radio interview on PBS had the following condensed dialogue about the killings in Tuscon, Arizona:

MARK SHIELDS: […] There was one observation that was made this week I just have to pass on to you by a friend of mine, Allen Ginsberg, who is an historian up in Maine. And he said, this week, we saw a white, Catholic, Republican federal judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic woman, member of Congress, who was his friend and was Jewish. Her life was saved initially by a 20-year-old Mexican-American college student, who saved her, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon.


MARK SHIELDS: Dr. Rhee, that’s right.

And then it was all eulogized and explained by our African-American president. And, in a tragic event, that’s a remarkable statement about the country.

JIM LEHRER: So, then, now what happens?

DAVID BROOKS: Well, we go to politics. […]

This is a real summary of American integration in the 21st century!

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und viele Grüße aus Charlotte
Reinhard von Hennigs