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The Audacity of Hope

Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2007-10-05
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1847673708
Rating: 4.6/5 (737 downloads)

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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.

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Author: Neil A. Hamilton
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1438127510
Rating: 4.1/5 (275 downloads)

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The Audacity of Hope

Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-11-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0739366416
Rating: 4.3/5 (664 downloads)

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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.

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The Audacity Of Hope

Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2008-09
ISBN: 9789866571282
Rating: 4.8/5 (665 downloads)

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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.

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The American Dream in the Speech "Yes we can" by Barack Obama

Author: Luisa Grötsch
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2020-10-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 3346265129
Rating: 4.2/5 (651 downloads)

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Pre-University Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: This paper examines the speech of Barack Obama “Yes we can”. The focus lies on the used concept of the American Dream. The second focus involves a statement that Hillary Clinton made during the primary campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. The work concentrates on Barack Obama’s own biography “Dreams from My Father”, his book “Audacity of Hope” describing his thoughts of reclaiming the "American Dream", and Jim Cullen’s often cited book “The American Dream”. The main sources for the analysis of the speech are Harald Frank’s book “Rhetorische Analyse der “Yes we can” Rede von Barack Obama” and Shel Leanne’s book “Say it like Obama”. For the concluding evaluation of Barack Obama’s political achievements various articles and statistical data are used.

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Dreams From My Father

Author: Barack Obama
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-06-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 184767352X
Rating: 4.6/5 (735 downloads)

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An international bestseller which has sold over a million copies in the UK, Dreams From My Father is a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a Black African father and a white American mother, Barack Obama recounts an emotional odyssey, retracing the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawai'i, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Written nearly fifteen years before becoming president, Dreams from My Father is an unforgettable read. It illuminates not only Obama's journey, but also our universal desire to understand our history and what makes us who we are.

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Critical Essays on Barack Obama

Author: Melvin B. Rahming
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-12-15
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1443836222
Rating: 4.8/5 (362 downloads)

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This collection of critical essays explores the life and writings of President Barack Obama. The individual essays, written by a diverse body of scholars, examine specific facets of Obama’s career – from personal, communal, national and international reactions to his presidential election; to his controversial contributions to the global conversation about race; his impact on popular culture and race relations; his literary, political and philosophical visions; his attitude toward the American constitution; his enactment of new legislation; to the manner in which he attempts to influence American public policy; and to the implications his presidency holds for Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Ranging far beyond the presentation of personal opinions about the Obama Administration, these essays offer scholarly perspectives on Obama’s two books, and on his multidimensional efforts to remove the obstacles to equality of opportunity in the United States. They also explore Obama’s potential for re-shaping the American social and cultural terrain and, by extension, for re-vitalizing the American Dream. This book should be of interest to scholars of political science, literature, history, philosophy, religion and psycho-culture as well as to the general reading public.

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Author: Glenn Beck
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-08-08
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1476798885
Rating: 4.7/5 (988 downloads)

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Politicians may be sleazy and spineless, but they're not stupid. The candidate who tells the people what they want to hear is usually the one who wins -- facts be damned. The only way to break the cycle is to understand why Americans fall for the deception over and over again. Beck reveals the startlingly simple answer: fear. Progressives from both parties exploit this by offering solutions that are based on two things: lies, and an unrelenting hunger for power and control.

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Trash Talk

Author: Patricia A. Turner
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-09-06
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0520389247
Rating: 4.3/5 (892 downloads)

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Flagged down -- Articles of faith -- Born to run -- Michelle matters -- Pandemic levels -- Obama legends in the age of Trump.

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Von "In God We Trust" zu "Yes We Can"

Author: Sebastian Emling
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2013
Genre: Political campaigns
ISBN: 3643119267
Rating: 4.1/5 (192 downloads)

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Forty-Four Prayers for the 44Th President

Author: Beverley P. Jordan
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-09-18
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1477268138
Rating: 4.2/5 (681 downloads)

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I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go. Abraham Lincoln Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12. Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President. The Book That Will Keep The United States On Its Knees for the President. Motivated by a driving need for an economic revival in the United States, but with a clear understanding that spiritual revival is a precursor to economic revival, since we are limited by our humanity in what we can accomplish solely by own abilities, but that our scope and capacities for accomplishments are multiplied exponentially when our lives are spiritually enforced through prayer. Recognizing not only that history has been made with the election of the countrys first African-American President, Barack Obama, but that the office of president, as leader of the free world, carries a solemn responsibility not only to lead in the national economic recovery, but also to be a moral barometer, championing the spiritual revival that is an antecedent to sustainable economic revival in the United States. Beginning at the ground level by praying for wisdom and knowledge, Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President builds upon forty-four areas that should be a focus of prayer for the President as he looks heavenward on a daily basis for strength for the task at hand and courage for the journey. The book covers many important areas of prayer for the President such as prayer for protection, faith, family, morality, marriage, jobs, patience, humility and listening. One of the most important steps is for the nation at large to recognize the need for prayer and the power of the God to whom we pray. It is here, on the prayer alter that the President, and every other citizen in the United States will find divine guidance and protection. Where the nation must reflect on where it came from and seek impetus in where it will go. Prayer is a no-spin territory. We either believe in the power of prayer to the most high God, or we do not. In the United States, we must start with rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem such as integrity, moral values, and leave a legacy based on those values we hold so dear. As a dedicated Christian, Beverley P. Jordan believes strongly in the power of prayer protecting the United States and guiding its constituents. More so, she believes that Presidents strongest victories will come when he spends time on his knees. The greatest revival and change in which we can believe in the history of America took place more than 150 years ago in the 1850s. One day, Price and Orr report, 'Mr. Jeremiah Lanphier answered a call to action and he started a prayer meeting in New York City. It began with six persons, and then grew to hundreds and then thousands, then spread across every state in America. It is reported that people regained hope and productivity [jobs] increased, as the benefits of spiritual revival overflowed into secular and economic revival. Read her book and find out for yourself how Forty-Four Prayers for the 44th President will propel each and everyone of you into action, first on your knees and then towards the revival we so desperately need. This inspirational prayer book was written as a testament of her faith and belief in the power of prayer; as she witnessed the tremendous mile-stone of the first African-American President, she felt that she could make her small contribution through prayer. Forty-four Prayers for the 44th President is dedicated to President and Mrs. Obama and family. Beverley P. Jordan hopes that they will feel secure knowing that they are being prayed for frequently and consistently.

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Economy, Difference, Empire

Author: Gary Dorrien
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-11-02
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0231526296
Rating: 4.5/5 (262 downloads)

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Sourcing the major traditions of progressive Christian social ethics social gospel liberalism, Niebuhrian realism, and liberation theology Gary Dorrien argues for the social-ethical necessity of social justice politics. In carefully reasoned essays, he focuses on three subjects: the ethics and politics of economic justice, racial and gender justice, and antimilitarism, making a constructive case for economic democracy, along with a liberationist understanding of racial and gender justice and an anti-imperial form of liberal internationalism. In Dorrien's view, the three major discourse traditions of progressive Christian social ethics share a fundamental commitment to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. His reflections on these topics feature innovative analyses of major figures, such as Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Burnham, Norman Thomas, and Michael Harrington, and an extensive engagement with contemporary intellectuals, such as Rosemary R. Ruether, Katie Cannon, Gregory Baum, and Cornel West. Dorrien also weaves his personal experiences into his narrative, especially his involvement in social justice movements. He includes a special chapter on the 2008 presidential campaign and the historic candidacy of Barack Obama.

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Obama and Race

Author: Richard H King
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-01-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1317995511
Rating: 4.9/5 (955 downloads)

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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.

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Das Jahr 1968 - Ereignis, Symbol, Chiffre

Author: Oliver Rathkolb
Publsiher: V&R unipress GmbH
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2010
Genre: Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.
ISBN: 3899716663
Rating: 4.7/5 (166 downloads)

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English summary: The year 1968 remains a central topic of public debate and of contemporary history with special focus on myth building and myth deconstruction. Both the 1968er generation and their opposing groups tried to influence and dominate politics. 1968 is a symbol of a decade between revolution and rebellion, shaped by resistance against open and structural violence of the social and political establishment - a concrete utopia of an other society. In this anthology, the year 1968, still highly disputed among contemporary historians and political scientists, is analyzed from an interdisciplinary and international perspective with intense descriptions and comparative approach: singular events are discussed within a context, the loaded symbols are interpreted, ambivalent codes are decoded and relevant historiography is expounded - influenced by legitimization efforts and fundamental critique. German text. German description: Das Jahr 1968 bleibt Gegenstand offentlicher Debatten und der zeitgeschichtlichen Historiografie zwischen Mythos-Pflege und kritischer Rekonstruktion. Diese Historiografie hat den Anspruch, die 68er-Generation und legitimatorische Strategien pro und contra 1968er-Bewegung aus gegenwartiger Sicht zu deuten. 1968 steht international als Symbol fur eine Dekade zwischen Revolution und Rebellion, den Widerstand gegen die offene und strukturelle Gewalt des gesellschaftlichen und politischen Establishments - als konkrete Utopie von einer anderen Gesellschaft. Das bis heute in der Zeitgeschichte kontrovers dargestellte Jahr 1968 wird in diesem Band aus interdisziplinarer und internationaler Perspektive in Form von dichten Beschreibungen und Analysen vergleichend behandelt: Die singularen Ereignisse werden kontextuell beschrieben, die aufgeladenen Symbole interpretiert und die mehrdeutigen Chiffren dekodiert. Nicht zuletzt wird dessen Historiografie zwischen Legitimation und Fundamentalkritik problematisiert.

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The American Dream

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-08-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 0815651872
Rating: 4.6/5 (518 downloads)

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There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. No other idea or mythology has as much influence on our individual and collective lives. Tracing the history of the phrase in popular culture, Samuel gives readers a field guide to the evolution of our national identity over the last eighty years. Samuel tells the story chronologically, revealing that there have been six major eras of the mythology since the phrase was coined in 1931. Relying mainly on period magazines and newspapers as his primary source material, the author demonstrates that journalists serving on the front lines of the scene represent our most valuable resource to recover unfiltered stories of the Dream. The problem, however, is that it does not exist, the Dream is just that, a product of our imagination. That it is not real ultimately turns out to be the most significant finding about the Ameri­can Drea, and what makes the story most compelling.

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Barack Obama

Author: Steven Sarson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-08-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 1350032360
Rating: 4.0/5 (323 downloads)

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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.

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Hope Under Oppression

Author: Katie Stockdale
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2021
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0197563562
Rating: 4.5/5 (635 downloads)

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"This book explores the nature, value, and role of hope in human life under conditions of oppression. Oppression is often a threat and damage to hope, yet many members of oppressed groups, including prominent activists pursuing a more just world, find hope valuable and even essential to their personal and political lives. This book offers a unique evaluative framework for hope that captures the intrinsic value of hope for many of us, the rationality and morality of hope, and ultimately how we can hope well in the non-ideal world we share. It develops an account of the relationship between hope and anger about oppression and argues that anger tends to be accompanied by hopes for repair. When people's hopes for repair are not realized, as is often the case for those who are oppressed, anger can evolve into bitterness: a form of unresolved anger involving a loss of hope that injustice will be sufficiently acknowledged and addressed. But even when all hope might seem lost or out of reach, faith can enable resilience in the face of oppression. Spiritual faith, faith in humanity, and moral faith are part of what motivates people to join in solidarity against injustice, through which hope can be recovered collectively. Joining with others who share one's experiences or commitments for a better world, and uniting with them in collective action, can restore and strengthen hope for the future when hope might otherwise be lost"--