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Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

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"Those who feel that like lemmings they are being led over a cliff would be well-advised not to read this book. They may discover that they are right."--Noam Chomsky

"Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank have skillfully smoked out the real Barack Obama . . . the technofascist military strategist disguised as a Nobel Peace Laureate, but owned, operated, and controlled by Wall
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ebook, 320 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by AK Press (first published April 10th 2012)
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Ryan
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A damning and wholly necessary critique that eschews the idiocy of the Right and the pandering platitudes of the Left. Investigative journalism and biting social/economic/political commentary at their best. Bottom line: only through a massive and sustained democratic movement of those left-behind in this era of austerity at home and imperialism abroad can true systemic change occur. Appealing to those within the halls of power through electoral politics is a fool's game.
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Jun 21, 2012 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I guess I should starting writing stuff here now, especially since my reviews have with the last month acquired two "followers". I am not all that comfortable with that word "follower". My book reviews hardly constitute a religious sect, and in no way do I aspire to the literary genius of a Joseph Smith. Oh, yes, I know, Smith was merely the translator of a Holy Text written in "Reformed Egyptian". Yeah, you keep telling yourselves that. By the way, the Angel Moroni visited me last night and rev ...more
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Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A number of the essays, especially the early ones, are very light on facts, but overall the book is excellent.
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Jeffrey St. Clair is co-editor with Alexander Cockburn of the political magazine and website CounterPunch. Raised in Indiana, he attended American University in Washington, DC, majoring in Literature and History. He is the author of 13 books, including the best-sellers Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press and Al Gore: a User's Manual. He has written for the Washington Post, San Francisco Examine ...more
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