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It All Looked Better from Paris

The views of others here notwithstanding, according to those who really know — that would be the editors at Le Monde — Obama’s speech, with its flashes of “insolence and combativeness,” was a dramatic reprise of the successful rhetoric that served him so well in 2008. How would they know? They surveyed a wide variety of analysts, from those at the Huffington Post to the experts at NPR, and according to Le Monde, they were all “convinced” by the speech. So that’s settled.

Denis BoylesDennis Boyles is a writer, editor, former university lecturer, and the author/editor of several books of poetry, travel, history, criticism, and practical advice, including Superior, Nebraska (2008), Design Poetics (1975), ...

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