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Author Obama, Barack.

Title The audacity of hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream / Barack Obama
Published New York : Crown Publishers, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (375 pages)
Contents Republicans and Democrats -- Values -- Our constitution -- Politics -- Opportunity -- Faith -- Race -- The world beyond our borders -- Family
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
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Subject Obama, Barack -- Philosophy.
Obama, Barack.
United States. Congress. Senate -- Biography.
African American legislators -- Biography.
Ideals (Philosophy)
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0307382095 (electronic bk.)
1921776145 (electronic bk.)
9780307382092 (electronic bk.)
9781921776144 (electronic bk.)