Iwan Morgan: the current crisis shows that unity in the face of economic and financial crisis is far more difficult for a 17-member club of nations than for a union of 50 states under one government.
Kenneth Weisbrode: Whom does Obama admire? He speaks often of Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Reagan. Future historians of today’s zeitgeist will note that the best-selling presidential biographies are now of Polk and Wilson. These presidents had in common the setting of a few clear goals and great persistence in achieving them, sometimes against tremendous odds. The results only became evident years after they left office.