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Why the Rest of the World Should Get a Vote in the Greatest Reality TV Show on Earth – The US Election

So far, three of 50 states have cast votes in party primaries to determine the top candidates for the US presidential election. Laurie Penny, writing for New Statesman, laments that she cannot have a say on leadership that has so much global influence. “The world is obsessed with the US elections because the outcome of those elections will have an impact on every person on Earth. So, let the world have its say.” Penny also expresses concern about extremist positions on issues like climate change or national security at a time when so many challenges require global cooperation. She notes, “America does seem, at times, to forget that it’s on camera and the entire world can see when it strips naked and rants at itself in the mirror.” YaleGlobal Online offers a special section on “The US Election and the World.” – YaleGlobal

Why the Rest of the World Should Get a Vote in the Greatest Reality TV Show on Earth – The US Election

Many around the globe are fascinated with the US presidential campaign and extremist positions, because US cooperation is required for many global challenges
Laurie Penny
New Statesman, 22 February 2016
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Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.

YaleGlobal Online offers a special report on “The US Election and the World.”
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