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PDF | On Jan 2, , Hassan Mahdian and others published The Audacity of Hope. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BARACK OBAMA The CITY of HOPE T HOUCHTS ON RECLAIM INC thk American Dream The Audacity of Hope Thoughts. Political figure, Barrack Obama, shares his beliefs and political foundation in Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. Obama was cast.
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The Audacity of Hope
That every man and woman should have the same rights and opportunities. A belief in community.
That working together, be that in family, at work, in church or as a country, is the way to ensure this freedom and keep the democracy alive. The freedom would be the aspiration.
Lesson 1: Freedom and community are the two central beliefs of the American people.
That regardless of race, gender, class, age or religion, you could become anything and anyone in an America that affords everyone the same liberty , rights and chances. But doing that job can be really hard, Obama says, because politicians are constantly influenced by a lot of outside forces, three in particular being money, the media and large, special interest groups and organizations.
For example, since a presidential campaign alone costs millions of dollars although the budget hardly affects the votes , politicians have no choice but to either be rich themselves already, or getting plenty of sponsors and donors. Lastly, the media control how politicians are perceived publicly, and because neither honesty nor civil behavior makes clicks and headlines, what politicians say gets distorted a lot.
Obama proposed public campaign founding and free media air time for presidential candidates as a solution to these problems. The reason the influences politicians face are so problematic is that we now need them to be unbiased and freely speak their mind more than ever before.
Instead of accepting that not states, but ideologies are what threaten countries today, the country dug out its Cold War policy, only focusing on smaller enemies instead of the Soviet Union.The audacity of hope: You don't need a poll to know that the vast majority of Americans-Republican, Democrat, and independent-are weary of the dead zone that politics has become, in which narrow interests vie for advantage and ideological minorities seek to impose their own versions of absolute truth.
And instead of resolving these tensions or mediating these conflicts, our politics fans them, exploits them,and drives us further apart.
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I love America too much, am too invested in what this country has become, too committed to its institutions, its beauty, and even its ugliness, to focus entirely on the circumstances of its birth. And then: