I Am the Change

Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

by Charles R. Kesler

On Sale: 10/01/2013

I Am the Change

Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

by Charles R. Kesler

On Sale: 10/01/2013

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About the Book

Is Barack Obama the last liberal president? In I Am the Change, Charles Kesler, a leading conservative scholar, educator, and journalist, offers a sophisticated analysis of the president’s political thought, based on Obama’s own words and writings, to demonstrate that he represents either a new birth of liberalism…or its demise. Kesler’s writing is a potent mixture of philosophy, journalism, psychology, and history—seasoned with a delightful, razor-sharp wit—as he takes a greatly underestimated chief executive seriously and explores American liberalism in crisis.

Critical Praise

“Politically timely and of permanent importance to the study of the American mind. A serious but accessible study of the thinking underpinning the modern liberal project…This is a title - and an author - with a long shelf life and much to teach.” — Washington Times

“Drawing on his wide reading in philosophy and American political thought, Mr. Kesler argues that Mr. Obama has been shaped by the political tradition of Progressivism and that his 2008 triumph has helped, in turn, to reshape it.” — Wall Street Journal

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

“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.” — Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062073020
  • ISBN 10: 0062073028
  • Imprint: Broadside Books
  • On Sale: 10/01/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / State
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General

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