"I am president of the Socialist International. This is not a controversial statement in Europe. But until recently, when I introduced myself thusly to Americans, the response tended to be shock and awe. Although our organization has 170 member parties on all five continents, including many currently in government, evidently socialism was a dirty word. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. The fact that President Barack Obama was elected, despite being branded a socialist by the Republicans, demonstrates how far Americans have come in accepting the need for a more socially just alternative to hard-nosed capitalism".
Η εισαγωγή του πρόσφατου άρθρου του Γιώργου Παπανδρέου στο περιοδικό The Nation (ελληνική μετάφραση: εδώ) υπό τον τίτλο: