Bernd Debusmann

Barack Obama and The Ugly American

By Bernd Debusmann
November 12, 2008

bernddebusmann3–Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own–

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fifty years ago, a pair of American writers published a novel that trained a critical spotlight on U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. The book, by William Lederer and Eugene Burdick, became a bestseller and its title, “The Ugly American,” turned into an enduring label.

After Obama win, goodbye to Cuban embargo?

By Bernd Debusmann
November 5, 2008

–Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own–

Real vs unreal Americans

By Bernd Debusmann
October 29, 2008
– Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. —

By Bernd Debusmann

In U.S. elections, fear of Muslims

By Bernd Debusmann
October 23, 2008

(Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the summer of 2006, a Gallup poll of more than 1,000 Americans found that one out of four favoured forcing Muslims in the United States, including U.S. citizens, to carry special identification. About a third said Muslims living in the U.S. sympathized with al Qaeda.