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Reading Obama : dreams, hope, and the American political tradition

Author: James T Kloppenberg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Barack Obama puzzles observers. Derided by the Right as dangerous and by the Left as spineless, Obama does not fit contemporary partisan categories. Instead, his writings and speeches reflect a principled aversion to absolutes that derives from sustained engagement with American democratic thought. Reading Obama traces the origins of his ideas and establishes him as the most penetrating political thinker elected to  Read more...
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Kloppenberg, James T.
Reading Obama.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010020721
(OCoLC)587249089
Named Person: Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama; Barack Obama
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James T Kloppenberg
ISBN: 9781400836055 1400836050
OCLC Number: 671644375
Awards: Winner of Mara Liasson's Best Book of the Year, National Public Radio 2010 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The education of Barack Obama --
From universalism to particularism --
Obama's American history --
Conclusion: dreams, hope, and the American political tradition.
Responsibility: James T. Kloppenberg.

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