9781849351102

Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion

  • ISBN 13:

    9781849351102

  • ISBN 10:

    1849351104

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/15/2012
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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Summary

"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 Street, Corporate America, and the Pentagon."Thomas H. Naylor, co-author of Affluenza, Downsizing the USA "The writers assembled here hit hard, with accuracy, and do not pull punches."Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship: A Human History The Barack Obama revolution was over before it started, guttered by the politician's overweening desire to prove himself to the grandees of the establishment. From there on, other promises proved ever easier to break. Here's the book that dares not let Obama off the hook. It's all here: the compromises, the backstabbing, the same old imperial ambitions. Covering all major "Obummer" categories since he took office, this fast-paced collection will delight the critical and offer food for thought for those contemplating the 2012 electoral circusand beyond. Jeffrey St. Clairis co-editor of CounterPunch, author of Born Under a Bad Skyand Been Brown So Long it Looked Green to Me, and co-author of Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press. Joshua Frankis an environmental journalist and co-editor of Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland. His investigative reports and columns appear in CounterPunch, Chicago Sun-Times, Common Dreams, and AlterNet.

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