Here are some comments I gathered on what Obama's victory means for America's image in the world, from thinkers such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tariq Ramadan, and Garry Kasparov.
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The scene of celebrants outside the White House made it so evident how the building was taken from us -- and now we want it back.
"Americans Chose Change" was the striking blue headline in Wednesday's An-Nahar daily of Lebanon.
What we witnessed last night and what we're still feeling the aftershocks of this morning is, in a word, history.
Barack Obama is under no obligation to govern like a centrist or temper his policy goals to accommodate a point-of-view that the American people have decisively rejected. Obama won. Elections have consequences.
He shocked the nation when he defeated a field of establishment Democrats ten months ago in Iowa and he has run one of the best political campaigns in history.
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KOGELO, Kenya — Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and...
As a member of the sixties generation, whose vision of America was shattered by the three assassinations of that time, it was bitter indeed to witness the devolution of the last eight years.
Barack Obama is the first president in my lifetime who resembles me and the people I know.
The results are in: Barack Obama is projected to win the election. Celebrations abound.
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The all but unanimous conclusion from my time taking calls from folks on Radio France was a simple one: "Barack Obama is 'le rock star.'"
Barack Obama racked up a decisive victory Tuesday crushing John McCain in almost every battleground state. On January 20, he will become the nation's ...
We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.
Now that Illinois is offering a second President to the United States, it seemed fitting to spend the night watching Senator Barack Obama with the Democratic County Chair in Springfield.
Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.
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If you weren't in Times Square tonight, the only place to be was downtown in the West Village at Gavin Brown's gallery for an installation by Jonathon Horowitz called Obama '08.
Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.
Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.
For best image of the night, I nominate this image juxtaposing Newsweek's recent cover entitled "America the Conservative" next to 2008's electoral map showing a landslide for the "socialist."
The rally at Grant Park in Chicago drew enormous crowds as the night went on and across the country, people celebrated the election of Sen. Barack Oba...
Senator Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.
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The time to celebrate and wax poetic will be limited. It will probably end very abruptly on January 21, 2009, when President Barack Obama commences his grand plan to fix what appears unfixable.
I imagine how my ex-boss, an ailing Ted Kennedy must feel tonight, knowing that many, many months ago he exclaimed to the nation that he could feel change in the air.
As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.
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