Der Spiegel's coverage of this year's primaries. And then continued to talk about just how interesting European coverage has been of our political environment over the last year, especially concerning "Chris" at that Arizona rally just over a year ago.
Here is their perspective on our differences (from the first article link):
I guess when the state is your god, everything/one else seems selfish."In the US, people ... spend time and money supporting the Republicans. Unlike in Germany, in America, which never had a Hitler, being 'right-wing' is not taboo. 'Right-wing' represents Reagan, religion, the free market, individualism, patriotism and small government. In reality, it is an impossible mixture: National pride, God and tradition are conservative 'us' values. The profit motive, competition and a weak state are 'me-first' sentiments ... . But this mixture of conservative values and neoliberalism works well in America, where it transcends social class -- that's the difference to Germany."