The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream / Barack Obama.
By: Obama, Barack.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Crown Publishers, Copyright date: copyright 2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 375 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0307237699; 9780307237699; 9780307237705; 0307237702.Subject(s): Obama, Barack | Obama, Barack -- Biography | United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography | Obama, Barack -- Philosophy | Legislators -- United States -- Biography | African American legislators -- Biography | National characteristics, American | Ideals (Philosophy) | United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009Additional physical formats: Online version:: Audacity of hope.; Online version:: Audacity of hope.DDC classification: 973/.04960730092 | B Other classification: 89.40
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Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our Constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family.
Senator Obama calls 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 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 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. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to our Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a broken political process, and restore to working order a government dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.--From publisher description.