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About Godfrey Hodgson
Godfrey Hodgson was director of the Reuters' Foundation Programme at Oxford University, and before that the Observer's correspondent in the United States and foreign editor of the Independent. He is the author of The Myth of American Exceptionalism (Yale University Press, 2009).
Articles by Godfrey Hodgson
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Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future
No to TTIP
The posthumous inflation of Ronald Reagan’s political achievement is also a covert critique of George W Bush’s foreign-policy failures. But there are deep continuities between the two administrations, says Godfrey Hodgson.
(This article was first published on 9 June 2004)
The Nobel peace prize is intended to encourage the United States president to consolidate the great intentions of his first year in office. But it may do him more harm than good, says Godfrey Hodgson.
(This article was first published on 12 October 2009)
The American president’s attitude towards international allies, partners and adversaries reveals the limits of his political leadership, says Godfrey Hodgson.
Senator Edward Kennedy's death closes an era in American politics. Can Barack Obama, by realising the hopes of a progressive presidency, shape a new one? Godfrey Hodgson looks back and thinks forward.
The powerful opposition to Barack Obama’s healthcare-reform plan reveals how crucial features of the American political system operate, says Godfrey Hodgson.
(This article was first published on 10 August 2009)
The United States president's global ambitions match the expectations placed on him. But the resources to fulfil either are lacking, says Godfrey Hodgson, in the second part of a six-month assessment.
The potential of the United States president to make the change he promised in the domestic arena is becoming clearer, says Godfrey Hodgson, in the first of a two-part overview.
The intended audience of Barack Obama’s speech in Egypt on the United States and the Muslim world includes the people back home, says Godfrey Hodgson.
The United States president reaches a landmark in office with the achievements of his first term already in the balance, says Godfrey Hodgson.
A smooth London summit and European tour allow the global problems Barack Obama faces to be seen in their true scale, says Godfrey Hodgson.
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