At Salon.com today, French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy offers his take on the American elections. He sees Obama as a vanguard unifier and McCain as a rearguard divider, and predicts increased domestic and global Balkanization if Obama loses:
If McCain is elected, I can tell you the Iranians will close themselves in the Iranian identity. The Arabs will coldly, freezingly imprison themselves in the Muslim identity. The African-Americans will believe that the American society is more and more built against them. You will have an increase of the Balkanization.