I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

I Am the Change: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

by Charles R. Kesler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062073020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 240,960
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Charles R. Kesler is the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. He is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, and the coeditor, with William F. Buckley, Jr., of Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition ix

Introduction xvii

1 The Audacity of Barack Obama 1

2 Woodrow Wilson and the Politics of Progress 31

3 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Rise of Liberalism 103

4 Lyndon B. Johnson and the Politics of Meaning 147

5 Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism 177

Acknowledgments 239

Endnotes 241

Index 263

About the Author 277

What People are Saying About This

Ramesh Ponnuru

“Kesler is the reader for whom Obama has long been asking, in the sense of ‘asking for it’, and this book is the examination of the One we’ve been waiting for.”

George Will

“Obama has earned what he now receives, the tribute of a serious intellectual exegesis by a distinguished political philosopher.”

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