The new website for change is open. Obama’s team has opened the page for the presidential transition (www.change.gov). I must say that I was elated when I saw this page. It is so well made, its content is the work of weeks and a wit difficult to surpass. If this is the way Obama’s administration is going to work, I am sure it is going to be more than succesful. A colleague of mine wrote on Facebook that the soul of the information age is born, referring probably to Obama (though I haven’t confirmed this). As often, he is more than right!
I wonder why the spirit of Obama is so difficult to translate to the European political scene. It is not only that we are not united, still quarrelling for our nations. This is in fact the effect of the very problem Europe has, the control by the same elite that have governed us for centuries. We should say basta to them, break the chains their structures (including the political parties, left and right) have put on us. When will this happen?
Alejandro Ribo-Labastida, DPhil student, Oxford Internet Institute