In the US the defeated McCain shows respect towards the man chosen by the American people and calls to be united under Obama's presidency. Italy, on the other hand, witnesses continuous fights and insults among its political leaders.
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer".
The Gala was attended by Barbara Sinatra, wife of music legend Frank Sinatra, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the former Mayor of New York Rudolph W. Giuliani. Among the others present, Leonardo DiCaprio’s father who accepted award on behalf of his son
As a college professor who tries the best he can to teach students to be well-read, think for themselves, and analyze complex social problems with their intellects and their hearts, I'm getting tired of arch-conservatives on TV and in my own circle of friends questioning my patriotism, my intelligence, and my motives.