Saturday, October 09, 2004

International Audience for the debates. 

From An Unenviable Situation blog:

The Debate: It's interesting, the fact of it, and the fact of the questions and questioners. Never before have so many people seen democracy in action. What is the number of foreign viewers, and how many of them are following the debate in English? And none of them are able to vote. The future of billions is in the hands of the citizens of the most powerful state in the history of the world, most of whom know next to nothing about any foreign place, and most of them with no sense at all of their incredible power. All over he world, millions and millions are looking at the screen with the same confused sense of amusement, envy, and horror.