The Audacity of Hope

The Audacity of Hope
Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-10-05
ISBN: 1847673708
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity of Hope Book Excerpt:

Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk
Author: Patricia A. Turner
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0520389247
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trash Talk Book Excerpt:

"Barack Obama and his family have been the objects of rumors, legends, and conspiracy theories unprecedented in US politics in terms of vitriol, volume, and persistence. Outbreaks of anti-Obama lore have occurred with every national election cycle since 2004, continuing to the present day-two elections after his presidency ended. As internet communications vastly increased their reach over these years, rumors and conspiracy theories have become powerful political tools, and new types of lore, including the "hoax" and "fake news" have taken root. The mainstream press, the political establishment, and the major technology giants dismissed or ignored the anti-Obama lore, registering concern only after it became apparent that the Obamas weren't the only victims"--

Summary The Audacity Of Hope

Summary  The Audacity Of Hope
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publsiher: Primento
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 2511001837
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary The Audacity Of Hope Book Excerpt:

The must-read summary of Barack Obama's book: “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Restoring the American Dream”. This complete summary of "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama, the outgoing US president, presents his argument that American society has always been guided by optimism, and that this should be the driving force behind political campaigns and democracy, instead of the bitter partisanship that is so frequently seen. He assesses the role that faith plays in democracy and looks at how Americans can overcome their differences and tensions and tackle concrete problems. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand American democracy and how it has become corrupted by partisanship • Expand your knowledge of American politics and society To learn more, read "The Audacity of Hope" and discover the outgoing president's suggestions for a more optimistic and coherent democracy.

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama Summary

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama  Summary
Author: QuickRead,Nicolas Stewart
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama Summary Book Excerpt:

Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Based on his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, The Audacity of Hope helped catapult the then unknown Illinois senator into the national spotlight. Building off a sermon by his former pastor who used the same phrase, The Audacity of Hope laid out the ideas that would become the foundations of his 2008 presidential campaign. The book has 3 main points it tries to get across; that despite political differences all Americans share a core belief in community and in freedom, that a lot of our problems are due to politicians becoming more beholden to their donors than to their constituents, and that wars like the one on terrorism can’t be won using violence, since ultimately they’re wars of ideas.

The Audacity Of Hope

The Audacity Of Hope
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2008-09
ISBN: 9789866571282
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity Of Hope Book Excerpt:

Chinese edition of The Audacity of Hope. Barack Obama offers his vision and answers the questions he raised during his 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote speech about the direction of our country. In Traditional Chinese.

Yes We Can

 Yes We Can
Author: Jeffrey L. Sammons,Wolfgang Mieder
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9781433106675
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yes We Can Book Excerpt:

As President Barack Obama outlined his promise for change during the presidential campaign, he made effective use of proverbs and proverbial phrases, and invented many quotable epithets that have all the makings of future proverbs. This book examines how Obama's natural and authentic reliance on traditional metaphors enhances his impressive rhetoric, rather than reducing it to mere sound bites. Proverbs, with their often colorful metaphors, add expressiveness and emotion to his communications, giving people the opportunity to follow his pragmatic or philosophical arguments through common language. No matter the subject, Obama's prose contains metaphorical language that makes his rhetoric and oratory universally accessible. This book contains detailed analyses of the proverbial rhetoric in Obama's books Dreams from My Father (1995) and The Audacity of Hope (2006). A section looks at his proverbial language in 229 speeches, news conferences, interviews, and radio addresses, and the final section presents in-depth studies of his seven most significant addresses. It includes a comprehensive contextualized index of 1714 proverbial texts found within the writings and speeches from Obama's political beginnings to his memorable inaugural address.

The Irony of Barack Obama

The Irony of Barack Obama
Author: R. Ward Holder,Peter B. Josephson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317026985
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irony of Barack Obama Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the political theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, described by Barack Obama as 'one of my favourite philosophers', this book assesses the challenges facing the President during his first term. It evaluates his success in adhering to Niebuhr's path of 'Christian realism' when faced with the pragmatic demands of domestic and foreign affairs. In 2008 Candidate Obama used the ideas of 'Hope' and 'Change' to inspire voters and secure the presidency. Obama promised change not only regarding America's policies, but even more fundamentally in the nation's political culture. Holder and Josephson describe the foundations of President Obama's Christian faith and the extent to which it has shaped his approach to politics. Their book explores Obama's journey of faith in the context of a broadly Augustinian understanding of faith and politics, examines the tensions between Christian realism and pragmatic progressivism, explains why a Christian realist interpretation is essential to understanding Obama's presidency, and applies this model of understanding to considerations of foreign and domestic policy. By combining this theological and political analysis the book offers a special opportunity to reflect on the relationship between Christian faith and statesmanship, reflections that are missing from current popular discussions of the Obama presidency. Through consideration of Niebuhr's models of the prophet and the statesman, and the more popular alternative of the political evangelist, Holder and Josephson are better able to explain the president's successes and his failures, and to unveil the Augustinian limits of the political life.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Author: Steven Sarson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 1350032360
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack Obama Book Excerpt:

Barack Obama's politics are deeply informed by his profound knowledge and understanding of his country's history. His articles, books, and speeches are replete with references to America's past and how that relates to the present he sees and the future he envisions. Exploring Obama's own words, Steven Sarson examines his interpretation of American history from colonial times to the present, showing how Obama sees American history as beginning with the “common creed” of equality and liberty proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and the “more perfect union” created by the Constitution. He analyses Obama's understanding of the colonies, revolution, and early nation, slavery and the civil war, segregation and civil rights, economy and society, Native Americans and foreign policy. An epilogue explores how Obama personifies the American dream through the stories of individuals, including his own. A unique and fascinating take on the past and how we interpret it, this book will appeal to all students and scholars of American history, as well as anyone interested in Obama's presidency.

The Audacity of Help

The Audacity of Help
Author: John F. Wasik
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-05-27
ISBN: 9780470885536
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity of Help Book Excerpt:

The United States confronts its greatest economic crisis since the 1930s. President Obama has taken quick and decisive action to enact an economic stimulus package strong enough to address problems of historic proportions. What does this new package mean for American families, businesses, investors, and taxpayers? The Audacity of Help unrolls the blueprints and offers insights on how the economic stimulus package—as passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama—will affect healthcare, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more. The book includes analysis of sectors and industries that will benefit, as well as those that will not. Wasik's conclusions are firmly grounded in a comprehensive and enlightening evaluation of the final economic package passed into law. Extensive study and interviews with experts from each economic sector support his analysis.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Author: Stephen Krensky
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-01-14
ISBN: 1405351160
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack Obama Book Excerpt:

A photographic story of Barack Obama, in eBook format Help your child learn about one of the world's most important icons, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. They'll discover all about his early life in Hawaii and Indonesia, his work as a community organiser in Chicago and his first few months in the Oval Office. Packed with photographs, interesting facts and event timelines, this will tell children all they need to know about Barack Obama's incredible life to date.

Obama and Race

Obama and Race
Author: Richard H King
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN: 1317995511
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Obama and Race Book Excerpt:

In this collection, academics from both sides of the Atlantic analyze the confluence of a politician, a process, and a problem - Barack Obama, the 2008 US presidential election, and the 'problem' of race in contemporary America. The special focus falls upon Barack Obama himself, who appears in many guises: as an individual from biracial and transnational backgrounds; a skilled, urban African-American organizer and then politician; and as intellectual and author of a bestselling autobiographical exploration. There is a certain representative quality about Obama that makes him a convenient way into the labyrinth of American race relations, national and regional politics (including the South and Hawaii), and past history (particularly from the 1960s to the present). Contributors also explore the role Michelle Obama has played in this process, both separately from and together with her husband, while one theme running through many chapters concerns the myriad ways that the American left, right and centre differ on the nature and future of race in a country that daily becomes more mixed in ethnic and racial terms. Race is everywhere; race is nowhere. The essays are grouped by their approach to the topic of Obama and race: via historical analysis, cultural studies, political science and sociology, as well as pedagogy. The result is an exciting mix of perspectives on one of the most fascinating phenomena of our time. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice.

The Disinformation Age

The Disinformation Age
Author: Eric Cheyfitz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 135183908X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disinformation Age Book Excerpt:

The Disinformation Age, beginning in the present and going back to the American colonial period, constructs an original historical explanation for the current political crisis and the reasons the two major political parties cannot address it effectively. Commentators inside and outside academia have described this crisis with various terms — income inequality, the disappearance of the middle-class, the collapse of the two-party system, and the emergence of a corporate oligarchy. While this book uses such terminology, it uniquely provides a unifying explanation for the current state of the union by analyzing the seismic rupture of political rhetoric from political reality used within discussion of these issues. In advancing this analysis, the book provides a term for this rupture, Disinformation, which it defines not as planned propaganda but as the inevitable failure of the language of American Exceptionalism to correspond to actual history, even as the two major political parties continue to deploy this language. Further, in its final chapter this book provides a way out of this political cul-de-sac, what it terms "the limits of capitalism’s imagination," by "thinking from a different place" that is located in the theory and practice of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Right Brain left Brain President

Right Brain left Brain President
Author: Mary Lou Décosterd
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0313380724
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Right Brain left Brain President Book Excerpt:

This intriguing analysis examines an aspect of President Obama that falls outside of his ethnic background, his political career, or policies: how his unique leadership style comes from his extraordinary ability to use both halves of his brain to maximum potential. * Provides a chronology of President Obama's life, key influences, and critical moments as they relate to his current leadership traits * Presents two key, original models, the Right Brain/Left Brain Leadership Model and an Energy Model, both critical frameworks for driving leadership success * Offers an extensive bibliography on leadership and leadership brain science * Includes excerpts from President Obama's most defining, first-year-in-office addresses, interviews, and press conferences

The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

The Audacity of Hope  Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Author: Barack Hussein Obama
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 9781606860731
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream Book Excerpt:

Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to the Constitution, Obama says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.

Presidents

Presidents
Author: Neil A. Hamilton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1438127510
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidents Book Excerpt:

A biographical dictionary profiling the presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Barack H. Obama.

The Lovers Quarrel

The Lovers  Quarrel
Author: Elvin T. Lim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-06-13
ISBN: 0199812195
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lovers Quarrel Book Excerpt:

The United States has had not one, but two Foundings. The Constitution produced by the Second Founding came to be only after a vociferous battle between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The Federalists favored a relatively powerful central government, while the Anti-Federalists distrusted the concentration of power in one place and advocated the preservation of sovereignty in the states as crucibles of post-revolutionary republicanism -- the legacy of the First Founding. This philosophical cleavage has been at the heart of practically every major political conflict in U.S. history, and lives on today in debates between modern liberals and conservatives. In The Lovers' Quarrel, Elvin T. Lim presents a systematic and innovative analysis of this perennial struggle. The framers of the second Constitution, the Federalists, were not operating in an ideational or institutional vacuum; rather, the document they drafted and ratified was designed to remedy the perceived flaws of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. To decouple the Two Foundings is to appreciate that there is no such thing as "original meaning," only original dissent. Because the Anti-Federalists insisted that prior and democratically sanctioned understandings of federalism and union had to be negotiated and partially grafted onto the new Constitution, the Constitution's Articles and the Bill of Rights do not cohere as well together as has conventionally been thought. Rather, they represent two antithetical orientations toward power, liberty, and republicanism. The altercation over the necessity of the Second Founding generated coherent and self-contained philosophies that would become the core of American political thought, reproduced and transmitted across two centuries, whether the victors were the neo-Federalists (such as during the Civil War and the New Deal) or the neo-Anti-Federalists (such as during the Jacksonian era and the Reagan Revolution). The Second Founding -- the sole "founding" that we generally speak of -- would become a template for the unique, prototypically American species of politics and political debate. Because of it, American political development occurs only after the political entrepreneurs of each generation lock horns in a Lovers' Quarrel about the principles of one of the Two Foundings, and succeed in justifying and forging a durable expansion or contraction of federal authority.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Author: John K. Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 1317263421
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barack Obama Book Excerpt:

Barack Obama is quickly becoming America's most popular politician, and his run for the presidency has brought huge crowds at home and an unprecedented wave of international attention as well. Much more than a biography, this book is a political tour of Obama's legislative experience as well as his ideas about race, religion, and politics. Political writer John K. Wilson, author of four previous books including a study of Newt Gingrich, explores the reaction Obama has received from the left, the right, and the media. As the first presidential candidate from Generation X, Obama has generated an exciting movement of young people to support his campaign as he defines a new kind of broadly popular progressive politics. As improbable as such a quest may be this fresh new candidate may be just the right one to bridge not only generations but ideologies that often divide. Amid all the hype surrounding Obama, this book provides the first in-depth look at what he believes, what he represents, and how he might transform American politics.

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Author: John K. Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN: 1317253558
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

President Barack Obama Book Excerpt:

Barack Obama's "improbable quest" has become a fact of American life and a benchmark in American history. Striving now toward "a more perfect union," Obama and the nation confront obstacles unforeseen at the outset of the 2008 electoral campaign. John K. Wilson tracks the sweep of this progress from the beginning of Obama's political career through his move into the White House. With his critical journalistic eye and his sympathetic "native son" perspective, Wilson shows us a side of Obama we haven't seen as well as a view of the media we need to understand-even more now as the Obama administration begins to govern. The paperback edition of this popular book includes a new introduction, updates throughout, and two new chapters on the electoral victory and the transition from campaigning into governing. New photos and new insights include a focus on the continued importance of race in American politics.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Author: Kezia Endsley
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1627129758
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Michelle Obama Book Excerpt:

Michelle Obama is the wife of Barack Obama and founder of the Let’s Move! movement. Find out about her life before the White House, from her childhood all the way through college and young adulthood.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America
Author: Carlos E. Cortés
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2528
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1452276269
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural America Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today’s students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title’s editors.