In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, 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 improbable experiment in democracy.” 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.
At the heart of this audiobook is Senator Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. Underlying his stories about family, friends, members of the Senate, and even the president is a vigorous search for connection: the foundation for a radically hopeful political consensus.
A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a skeptic, and above all a student of history and human nature, Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power.
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Finally an American Politician that is more than well orchestrated soundbites.
Itis refreshing to listen to poitics being applied to the common man. Barack Obama, by his own volition is well intentioned, but a realist, he brings a level of honesty and integrity to American politics, but by no means is a perfect man, husband and father. I would challenge any critic to step up to the plate, with better vision, ideas and a passion to serve. This book demonstrates Washington D.D. both in its grandeur and its ugliness, and brings into focus that which Amewrican politics has become, and what it can be.
UK politicians should take particular note, Barack's values, ans strive to serve the nation, and not their own interests.
This man is just another politician who has not followed through on his election campaign promisses. Quite how he hope to introduce a 'new brand of politics' using the usual lobbyists and wall street cronies should defy any man's logic. This book is not to be taken seriously, just as the man shouldn't be.