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Redemptive hope : from the age of enlightenment to the age of Obama

Author: Akiba Lerner
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Commonalities.
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"The quasi-messianic expectations produced by the election of President Obama in 2008 (America's first African-American president)--followed by the diminution of these expectations--was a stark reminder that redemptive hope is seldom satisfactorily fulfilled. The struggle between idealism and realism currently playing out within the political arena reflects the history of intellectual debates over the role of hope
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2015002958
(OCoLC)903424333
Named Person: Richard Rorty; Richard Rorty
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akiba Lerner
ISBN: 9780823267958 0823267954 9780823267941 0823267946
OCLC Number: 918930283
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front; Title Page ; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; PASSAGE; MACHINATION; PASSAGE; THE DISPOSITIF OF THE PERSON; PASSAGE; THE PLACE OF THOUGHT; PASSAGE; NOTES; INDEX.
Series Title: Commonalities.
Responsibility: Akiba J. Lerner.

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