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The Obama nation : leftist politics and the cult of personality /

by Corsi, Jerome R.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Threshold Editions, c2008Description: xvi, 364 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781416598060 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1416598065 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781416598077 (trade paper : alk. paper); 1416598073 (trade paper : alk. paper).Subject(s): Obama, Barack -- Public opinion | Obama, Barack -- Political and social views | Personality -- Political aspects -- United States | Public opinion -- United States | Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2008 | Presidential candidates -- United States | Right and left (Political science) | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | Gift of Anatolia Trustee Angelos G. Papaioannou
Contents:
I. Roots. Myths from his father -- Strangers in strange lands -- Black rage, drugs, and a Communist mentor -- Kenya, Odinga, Communism, and Islam -- II. The making of a radical politician. The ideology of "change" -- Tony Rezko and "The Chicago way" -- Meet Reverend Wright -- III. The candidate is the message. The cult of personality -- A far-left domestic policy -- Obama's antiwar, anti-Israel foreign policy -- Defeating Obama.
Summary: Barack Obama stepped onto the US political stage when, as an Illinois State senator, he addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Soon after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, the author began researching Obama's personal and political background. This book is the result of that research. By tracing Obama's career and influences from his early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, the beginnings of his political career in Chicago, his voting record in the Illinois legislature, his religious training and his adoption of Christianity through to his involvement in Kenyan politics, his political advisors and fundraising associates and his presidential campaign, the author attempts to show that an Obama presidency would, in his words, be "a repeat of the failed extremist politics that have characterized and plagued Democratic Party politics since the late 1960s"--Adapted from publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-339) and index.

I. Roots. Myths from his father -- Strangers in strange lands -- Black rage, drugs, and a Communist mentor -- Kenya, Odinga, Communism, and Islam -- II. The making of a radical politician. The ideology of "change" -- Tony Rezko and "The Chicago way" -- Meet Reverend Wright -- III. The candidate is the message. The cult of personality -- A far-left domestic policy -- Obama's antiwar, anti-Israel foreign policy -- Defeating Obama.

Barack Obama stepped onto the US political stage when, as an Illinois State senator, he addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Soon after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, the author began researching Obama's personal and political background. This book is the result of that research. By tracing Obama's career and influences from his early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, the beginnings of his political career in Chicago, his voting record in the Illinois legislature, his religious training and his adoption of Christianity through to his involvement in Kenyan politics, his political advisors and fundraising associates and his presidential campaign, the author attempts to show that an Obama presidency would, in his words, be "a repeat of the failed extremist politics that have characterized and plagued Democratic Party politics since the late 1960s"--Adapted from publisher description.

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