The Audacity of HopeÂ Â (Paperback)
Thoughts of Reclaiming the American Dream
byÂ Barack Obama
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 listenersâ 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 âthe audacity of hope.â
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obamaâs call for a different brand of politicsâa politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the âendless clash of armiesâ we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of âour improbable experiment in democracy.â He explores those forcesâfrom the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the mediaâthat 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.
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