"The speech fed the illusion that we could solve our problems if only people mystically come together.
The great illusion of the 1990s was that we were entering an era of global convergence in which politics and power didn’t matter. What Obama offered in Berlin flowed right out of this mind-set. This was the end of history on acid."
-- David Brooks, finally getting sick of the NewAge "treacle" Barack Obama offers as substance, for the New York Times.