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
Characteristics: 1 online resource (375 p.)


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Apr 23, 2019

I listened to the audio-book/CD format of this book included in "The Essential Barack Obama" two book set (also including "Dreams From My Father") both read by the author.

In "Audacity of Hope" the reader is given a thorough overview of Obama's political and policy views on a wide array of issues and national concerns. Not only does Obama give his views but he offers possible solutions . In the process, one is given an insightful look at how his mind works on these things and what, as well as why, certain issues are important to him.

Jan 23, 2019

The greatest president in my lifetime.

Nov 06, 2017

I read this before the first election. He tries really hard to make himself out to be a centrist.

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.

Jan 09, 2012

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

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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