We in the United States tend to focus solely on events within our own borders. We are known for being rather ignorant of what the rest of the world thinks about, even when they are thinking about us. Recently, I read this report of a pair of lectures presented at Colby College (Waterville, ME) on the European perspective on the U.S. Election. What is clear from this article is that Europe overwhelmingly is hoping our next president will take a more cooperative and interdependent approach to foreign policy than the go-it-alone- approach of the Bush administration.

You may read of the lecturers’ comments here.