Cautionary Tales from the Campaign Trail

The following article originally appeared as a GMF Transatlantic Take on April 11, 2012. 

WASHINGTON—Despite the level of international
interest generated by American politics, there is a surprisingly meager
tradition of commentary on the subject by outside observers actually
read by Americans, flowing from Alexis de Tocqueville to Alistair Cooke.
And yet every U.S. presidential election