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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners' minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called "the audacity of hope."
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama's call 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 improbable experiment in 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 also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment.
At the heart of this book is Barack Obama's vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. 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-where it is vital and where it must never intrude. Underlying his stories about family, friends, and members of the Senate is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans. Those Americans are out there, he writes-"waiting for Republicans and Democrats to catch up with them."
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"He is one of the best writers to enter modern politics."
-Jonathan Alter, Newsweek.com
"[Barack Obama] is that rare politician who can actually write- and write movingly and genuinely about himself...In these pages he often speaks to the reader as if he were an old friend from back in the day, salting policy recommendations with colorful asides about the absurdities of political life...[He] strives in these pages to ground his policy thinking in simple common sense...while articulating these venomous pre-election days, but also in these increasingly polarized and polarizing times."
-Michiko Katutani, New York Times
"[Few] on the partisan landscape can discuss the word 'hope' in a political context and be regarded as the least bit sincere. Obama is such a man, and he proves it by employing a fresh and buoyant vocabulary to scrub away some of the toxins from contemporary political debate. Those polling categories that presume to define the vast chasm between us do not, Obama reminds us, add up to the sum of our concerns or hint at where our hearts otherwise intersect...Obama advances ordinary words like 'empathy', 'humility', 'grace' and 'balance' into the extraordinary context of 2006's hyper-agitated partisan politics. The effect is not only refreshing but also hopeful...As you might anticipate from a former civil lawyer and a university lecturer on constitutional law, Obama writes convincingly about race as well as the lofty place the Constitution holds in American life...He writes tenderly about family and knowingly about faith. Readers, no matter what their party affiliation, may experience the oddly uplifting sensation of comparing the everyday contemptuous view of politics that circulates so widely in our civic conversations with the practical idealism set down by this slender, smiling, 45-year-old former sate legislator who is included on virtually every credible list of future presidential contenders."
- Los Angeles Times
"What's impressive about Obama is an intelligence that his new books diplays in aubundance."
- Washington Post Book World
"An upbeat view of the country's potential and a political biography that concentrates on the senator's core values."
- Chicago Tribune
"The self-portrait is appealing. It presents a man of relative youth yet maturity, a wise observer of the human condition, a figure who possesses perseverance and writing skills that have flashes of grandeur. Obama also demonstrates a wry sense of humor...His particular upbringing gives him special insights into the transition of American politics in the 1960s and '70s from debates over economic principles to a focus on culture and morality, and into the divisiveness, polarization and incivility that accompanied this transition."
-Gary Hart, The New York Times Book Review
"America's founders set a high standard for political writing, and most contemporary efforts fall woefully short. How nice, then, to have a politician who can write as well as U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. ... The Audacity of Hope ... is fascinating in its revelation of Obama as someone who considers and questions, rather than asserts and declares. In nine focused chapters, Obama shows himself an agile thinker. This is an idea book, not a public-policy primer."
-Elizabeth Taylor, Philadelphia Daily News
"Not only is Obama a good writer, his mind is top-shelf, his heart tender."
-Les Payne, Newsday
"A thoughtful, careful analysis of what needs to be done to preserve our freedoms in a time of terror."
-Newton N. Minow, Chicago Tribune
Portrait
Barack Obama wurde 1961 in Honululu geborgen. Sein Vater ist Kenianer, seine Mutter stammt aus Kansas. Er verbrachte seine Jugend in Indonesien und auf Hawaii, studierte dann in New York Politikwissenschaft und in Chicago Jura. Seit 2002 Mitglied im Senat von Illinois. 2004 gewann er mit überwältigender Mehrheit als Vertreter seines Landes den Sitz im Bundessenat. Seither einer der beliebtesten und wirkungsvollsten Senatoren der USA. Das britische Magazin "New Statesman" kürte ihn zu einem der "10 Menschen, die die Welt verändern werden". Seit 2009 ist er der erste afroamerikanische Präsident der USA und im gleichen Jahr wurde ihm der Friedensnobelpreis verliehen.
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Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 01.10.2006
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-307-23769-9
Verlag Crown Pub Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 242/166/37 mm
Gewicht 726
Verkaufsrang 11.169
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