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Richard Ford on his compatriots in the USA: A joke called America


Joe Biden is president, but there's nothing wrong with that. A tirade about crazy people and criminals - as well as suggestions on how the future can be better.

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Ford, 76, is famous for his novels about the American Everyman Frank Bascombe, whose life he has told in four books so far.

Ford, who was




and now




, has repeatedly dealt with the political history of his home country in his works.

He has received all major American literary awards from the Pulitzer Prize to the Library of Congress Prize.

We in America now need to understand what exactly happened to us when Joseph Biden was elected President of the United States.

And after that, we must find out - for the future of our fragile democracy - what happened in Washington on January 6th as a result of that victory.

Not an easy undertaking.

Most people in the United States do not care much about observing our democratic institutions carefully and calmly.

Especially not now - the waves of the elections just seemed to have smoothed out, then came a phase of uprising, yes, that's what you have to call it.

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