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The Education of Barack Obama

The Education of Barack Obama: From "Reading Obama"

Copyright Date: 2011
Edition: DGO - Digital original
Pages: 50
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    The Education of Barack Obama
    Book Description:

    If you really want to know what makes Barack Obama tick, you need to understand his education. James T. Kloppenberg explains the rich American intellectual tradition that shapes Obama's beliefs and influences his actions--particularly his aversion to absolutes and his commitment to compromise. This look at Obama's education is a deeply rewarding education in itself.

    Princeton Shorts are brief selections taken from influential Princeton University Press books and produced exclusively in ebook format. Providing unmatched insight into important contemporary issues or timeless passages from classic works of the past, Princeton Shorts enable you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium.

    eISBN: 978-1-4008-4312-1
    Subjects: Political Science, History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-ii)
    (pp. 1-46)

    On the night he was elected president of the United States, Barack Obama proclaimed that “our nation’s greatest strength” is “the enduring power of our ideals.” That claim not only signaled Obama’s clear repudiation of the self-conscious tough-guy realism of the preceding eight years, it also suggested a dimension of the new president’s sensibility that has not received the attention it deserves. Most observers emphasized the novelty of Obama’s campaign, with its reliance on grass-roots contributions and its unprecedented use of electronic communications, and not surprisingly stressed the break from the American past represented by his election and his emphasis...

  3. Back Matter
    (pp. 47-47)