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Jodi Kantor: 'Barack Obama wouldn't be president without Michelle'

Jodi Kantor: 'Barack Obama wouldn't be president without Michelle' | Judy news | Scoop.it

The Obamas' biographer tells Elizabeth Day about the introverted president, the strength of Michelle and the stains the Bush family left on the White House carpets...

 

JODI KANTOR
As a reporter and writer she wrote an Obama´s biography. The book is called THE OBAMAS: A MISSION, A MARRIAGE.
Jodi Kantor is interviewed by The Guardian about her book. She is questioned about how difficult it was for her to be accepted in the White House, about the private life of the presidential family, Obama´s charisma and personality, and the experience of being the first African American president and the first lady, also about the differences and similarities between Obama and his wife Michelle, and how they make their marriage work.
JK answers the questions, tells funny anecdotes about the dog, the youngest daughter and her grandma, the lack of intimacy. But she refuses to proffer personal opinion of the Obamas.
When she is asked about Bo, the presidential dog, she tells a tender anecdote saying that he is free to run all over the White House, so, it is easier for the assistants to rub the dog than the presidential family

 

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Is instability India's destiny?

Is instability India's destiny? | Judy news | Scoop.it
Is historian Ramachandra Guha right to think India is destined to be unstable?

 

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This is a summary about the article published on line in the BBC world service. As a headline the journalist, a Delhi correspondent, makes a question about the instability of the destiny of India.
The journalist writes about Mr. Guha, a historian and author of “India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy”, who says that instability is India’s destiny, explaining why he thinks so.
In that way Mr. Guha says that democracy and nationhood in India face six complex challenges.
The first challenge is the large portion of population of Kashmir that wants to break away from India.
Secondly, Mr. Guha mentions the Maoist insurgency that threatens the integrity of a vast India’s region.
The third problem is the religious fundamentalism that prevails in the country.
Another challenge is the corruption of the public institution and the political parties.
In the fifth place the environmental degradation is mentioned which promotes scarcity of resources to the poor people.
Al last, Mr Guha mentions the inequities of the economy in India.
The article ends with these words “With the weakening of the state and the deteriorating quality of India's political leadership distinguished by weakness, sectarianism, dogmatism, authoritarianism and lack of proper credentials" - India is a considerably weak nation today”.

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