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  1. says:

    THE AUDACITY OF HYPE In his short book covering Obama s political career before and after his elevation to the presidency tellingly subtitled Surrender at Home, War Abroad Tariq Ali plainly regards the writing to have been on the wall for a progressive presidency since well before the election.The case presented is persuasive from his origins as a flunky for the Democratic party machine in Illinois and Chicago the home of the Daley dynasty with it s stranglehold on the state Democratic par THE AUDACITY OF HYPE In his short book covering Obama s political career before and after his elevation to the presidency tellingly subtitled Surrender at Home, War Abroad Tariq Ali plainly regards the writing to have been on the wall for a progressive presidency since well before the election.The case presented is persuasive from his origins as a flunky for the Democratic party machine in Illinois and Chicago the home of the Daley dynasty with it s stranglehold on the state Democratic party to his time as a member of the U.S senate it has been clear that the main evidence for his pro...


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    Tariq Ali isn t keen on Barack Obama, and it is increasingly becoming apparent to the rest of us why The main appears to be vain and conceited but those are characteristics present in all politicians, as are avarice, greed and selfishness but Obama does all this with a cloak of respectability about him that Ali expertly pulls away to reveal the President in all his naked, shambolic glory Ali tells us that Obama is a textbook rightwing American conservative with all then trademarks and history Tariq Ali isn t keen on Barack Obama, and it is increasingly becoming apparent to the rest of us why The main appears to be vain and conceited but those are characteristics present in all politicians, as are avarice, greed and selfishness but Obama does all this with a cloak of respectability about him that Ali expertly pulls away to reveal the President in all his naked, shambolic glory Ali tells us...


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    This is a detailed analysis of, as the author calls it, the first 1000 days of Obama s presidency The book critiques Obama s domestic and foreign policies and concludes that, contrary to the expectations of the world, the president has done nothing of note to bring the change he so fervently promised to his people and to the world In his characteristic way of naming chapters, Tariq Ali calls him the President of Cant.The argument goes that save for Obama s stance on the Iraq War, he hadn t This is a detailed analysis of, as the author calls it, the first 1000 days of Obama s presidency The book critiques Obama s domestic and foreign policies and concludes that, contrary to the expectations of the world, the president has done nothing of note to bring the change he so fervently promised to his people and to the world In his characteristic way of naming chapters, Tariq Ali calls him the President of Cant.T...


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    Insightful critique of Obama s first year and a half in office While delving into some of Obama s less savory actions, Tariq Ali s primary goal is to draw a connecting line between the policies of the Obama administration and those of its predecessor He traces the continuity of these neo liberal policies through the Bush years to the Clinton administration, which consolidated the gains of the Reagan Revolution while simultaneously speaking a language of liberal compassion The parallel with...


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    Ali charts the course of Obama s presidency from his early days in the Illinois legislature, through the vacuous yes we can campaign slogan, to the massive escalation of war in Afghannistan, the vast increase in the use of drones, the increasing use of ...


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    I think Tariq Ali, like Zizek, is publishing a few too many books for his own good Alas, this collection of essays takes stock of the first 1,000 days of the Obama Governement so written sometime in 2010 So it s a little outdated as there are and will be a trillion books on the legacy of Obamas s eight years in power But since I already bought the book, I might as well read it currently mopping up all my unread books before I am going to buy news ones in 2018.Anyhow, a few important t I think Tariq Ali, like Zizek, is publishing a few too many books for his own good Alas, this collection of essays takes stock of the first 1,000 days of the Obama Governement so written sometime in 2010 So it s a little outdated as there are and will be a trillion books on the le...


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    While I agree with many of his criticisms of Obama and find the vitriol cathartic, there are too many factual inaccuracies to merit a higher rating For example, the author claims that Cuba has created an effective vaccine for HIV AIDS page 100, footnote 22 Outside of regime propaganda, I have been unable to find evidence of this This claim and others like it may result from the New Left s unfortunate tendency to romance whitewash various revolutionary regimes provided they oppose the While I agree with many of his criticisms of Obama and find the vitriol cathartic, there are too many factual in...


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    Tariq Ali is on the top shelf with the best left wing essayists writing about contemporary global politics.In a sane world Obama would be represent the right pole, but of course this isn t a sane world and the vast majority of his critics are stark raving mad right wing nutjobs and racists Ah, read this book anyway, as nobody has put together the true r...


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    oh, god i can t read books like this any depressed


  10. says:

    Tariq Ali at his best, critiquing power.most memorable quote to talk of betrayal is foolish, for nothing has been betrayed but one s own illusions.


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The Obama Syndrome Read The Obama Syndrome Author Tariq Ali Vinoschilenos.eu Our Country Has Borne A Special Burden In Global Affairs We Have Spilled American Blood In Many Countries On Multiple Continents Our Cause Is Just, Our Resolve Unwavering We Will Go Forward With The Confidence That Right Makes MightBarack Obama, West Point, December 1, 2009What Has Really Changed Since Bush Left The White House Very Little, Argues Tariq Ali, Apart From The Mood Music The Hopes Aroused During Obama S Election Campaign Have Rapidly Receded The Honeymoon Has Been Short Following The Financial Crisis, The Reform President Bailed Out Wall Street Without Getting Anything In Return With Democratic Party Leaders And Representatives Mired In The Corrupt Lobbying System, The Plans For Reforming The Healthcare System Lie Wrecked On The Senate Floor Abroad, The War On Terror Continues Torture On A Daily Basis In The Horror Chamber That Is Bagram, Iraq Occupied Indefinitely, Israel Permanently Appeased, And Troops To Afghanistan And Drone Attacks In Pakistan Than Under Bush The Fact That Obama Has Proved Incapable Of Shifting The Political Terrain Even A Few Inches In A Reformist Direction Will Pave The Way For A Republican Surge And Triumph In The Not Too Distant Future.