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Alterman, Eric
Kabuki democracy : the system vs. Barack Obama / Eric Alterman
Alternate Title System vs. Barack Obama
System versus Barack Obama
New York : Nation Books, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E907 .A48 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Obama, Barack
Subject(s) Progressivism (United States politics) -- History -- 21st century
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Physical Description 215 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-201) and index
Summary Alterman asks why President Obama has been unable to deliver on the promise of the 2008 campaign. He argues that while Obama's compromises have disappointed many of his supporters, his failure is primarily due to a political system that stymies democracy when voters choose progressive change
Contents Introduction: You've got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend -- When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame -- Don't know what I want but I know how to get it -- If that's all there is, my friend, then let's keep dancing -- What it don't get, I can't use -- I read the news today, oh boy -- Conclusion: It's here they got the range and the machinery for change -- Epilogue: The thrill is gone

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