Joe Biden sends a clear message to the watching world – America’s back
Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham
Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path
Two weeks after the storming of the US Capitol by the followers of his predecessor, in the middle of an out-of-control pandemic that has killed more than 400,000 Americans, Joe Biden — the 46th president of the US — tried to contain the blaze in his inaugural address.
As aspiration, the speech was pitch perfect. Biden rightly took on the present of America’s most serious domestic crisis since the Civil War. Coronavirus, the Capitol attack, economic loss, immigration, climate change and social injustice were confronted:
We’ll press forward with speed and urgency for we have much to do in this winte...