The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

eBook - 2006
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Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics--a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our democracy. He explores those forces--from the fear of losing, to the perpetual need to raise money, to the power of the media--that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats--from terrorism to pandemic--that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
ISBN: 9780307382092
0307382095
Characteristics: 1 online resource (375 p.)

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georgekkataoka
Mar 30, 2017

This is a great book if you enjoy learning about politics and history. Barack is a very gifted writer and his passion and education clearly show throughout the book. This is less a biography of him, and more a stance on his passionate views on the future of this nation. The biggest takeaway from this book for me was just how well-balanced he was as a senator and eventually President.

esther_12031211 Aug 18, 2013

This is one of my favorite presidents so I had to read this and its really good he goes into what he knows and believes. Barack Obama is a logical man.

msquietchatty Mar 16, 2013

Only an idiot can say they didn't read a word from the book yet they hate it

aaa5756 Nov 07, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

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notsecure
Jan 09, 2012

Obama is a puppet and nothing else. Obama should be in the dictionary under rhetoric.

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dparent
Nov 30, 2008

A great to learn about Obama's perspective various topics such as economy, family, race etc. Not a biography but glimpse of his life tells us how he became what he is today. Interesting if you are into politics.

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