The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Mass Market Paperback) Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Paperback)
|Author: Barack Obama|
|The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to Americas original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life. *Author: Obama, Barack *Subtitle: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream *Publication Date: 2008/07/15 *Number of Pages: 448 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 7.00|
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The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call for a new kind of politics—a politics that builds upon those shared understandings that pull us together as Americans. Lucid in his vision of America's place in the world, refreshingly candid about his family life and his time in the Senate, Obama here sets out his political convictions and inspires us to trust in the dogged optimism that has long defined us and that is our best hope going forward.The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.
Barack Obama's THE AUDACITY OF HOPE was a 2008 Grammy Award winner in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
Customer Reviews of The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Mass Market Paperback)
Good so far2/20/2009
I'm only into chapter 1 but he writes very well for a politician without a ghost writer.
I'm in awe. Someone said that as you read this book you keep muttering "He gets it!". And you do. But it's more than that. He's intellectually curious. He wants to know, to understand, to learn. For example, he meets with the CEO of Google who makes a remark about having a tough time finding exceptional software engineers to keep competitive. He then researches this, the impact of economics/globalization/competition and spins an entire educational platform out of it. Talk about the Establishment Clause he'll spin a tale that links Jefferson to Pat Robertson, defends the role of faith in politics while holding the Clause inviolate. So it's more than he "gets it". It's that he "knows it, sees it, lived it". He thinks things thru and doesn't shoot from the hip like a testosterone drive cowboy. And he follows the old adage: "Those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it." He knows his history.
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