Erscheinungsdatum: 05/2005Medium: Audio-CDInhalt: 5 Audio-CDsTitel: Dreams from My FatherTitelzusatz: A Story of Race and InheritanceAuflage: Abridged EdAutor: Obama, BarackVorleser: Obama, BarackVerlag: Random House LCC USSprache: EnglischSchla
Style in Barack Obama´s Dreams from My Father:A Critique of Obama´s Language Mahat Hassan
Derided by the Right as dangerous and by the Left as spineless, Barack Obama puzzles observers. In Reading Obama, James T. Kloppenberg reveals the sources of Obama´s ideas and explains why his principled aversion to absolutes does not fit contemporary partisan categories. Obama´s commitments to deliberation and experimentation derive from sustained engagement with American democratic thought. In a new preface, Kloppenberg explains why Obama has stuck with his commitment to compromise in the first three years of his presidency, despite the criticism it has provoked. Reading Obama traces the origins of his ideas and establishes him as the most penetrating political thinker elected to the presidency in the past century. Kloppenberg demonstrates the influences that have shaped Obama´s distinctive worldview, including Nietzsche and Niebuhr, Ellison and Rawls, and recent theorists engaged in debates about feminism, critical race theory, and cultural norms. Examining Obama´s views on the Constitution, slavery and the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, Kloppenberg shows Obama´s sophisticated understanding of American history. Obama´s interest in compromise, reasoned public debate, and the patient nurturing of civility is a sign of strength, not weakness, Kloppenberg argues. He locates its roots in Madison, Lincoln, and especially in the philosophical pragmatism of William James and John Dewey, which nourished generations of American progressives, black and white, female and male, through much of the 20th century, albeit with mixed results. Reading Obama reveals the sources of Obama´s commitment to democratic deliberation: the books he has read, the visionaries who have inspired him, the social movements and personal struggles that have shaped his thinking. Kloppenberg shows that Obama´s positions on social justice, religion, race, family, and America´s role in the world do not stem from a desire to please everyone b 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Woodside. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004999/bk_adbl_004999_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dreams From My Father: Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father:A Story of Race and Inheritance Barack Obama
Barack Obama and the American Dream:Analysis of different speeches with special focus on the American Dream Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Bernd C. Schmidt-Nagel
Dreams from My Father:A Story of Race and Inheritance. Abridged Ed Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (1994) by Barack Obama chronicles his quest to understand how the varied threads of his upbringing, including his father’s absence and his multiracial and multinational roots, shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 to Stanley Ann Dunham, a white woman, and Barack Obama Sr., a black economist from Kenya. Obama Sr. and Dunham met while studying at the University of Hawaii....Get this in-depth summary to learn more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Webb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/151317/bk_acx0_151317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.