Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

Eric Alterman

In this agenda-setting essay, journalist and historian Eric Alterman explains what's particularly taking place with the Obama presidency. whereas Obama's many compromises have upset liberals, Alterman argues that those concessions are mostly as a result of a political process that's rigged opposed to revolutionary swap. those structural impediments to democracy have made the protecting of Obama's crusade offers all yet impossible.

Brilliantly mixing incisive political research with a transparent schedule for swap, Kabuki Democracy cuts throughout the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media research to illustrate that actual "change" will come to the USA in basic terms while humans care adequate to problem the system.

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