The Substance of Hope

The Substance of Hope #2020

The Substance of Hope For acclaimed historian William Jelani Cobb the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not the most remarkable development of the election even so is the fact that Obama won some
  • Title: The Substance of Hope
  • Author: William Jelani Cobb
  • ISBN: 9780802778598
  • Page: 481
  • Format: ebook
  • For acclaimed historian William Jelani Cobb, the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not the most remarkable development of the 2008 election even so is the fact that Obama won some 90 percent of the black vote in the primaries across America despite the fact that the established black leadership since the civil rights era men like Jesse Jackson, JFor acclaimed historian William Jelani Cobb, the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency is not the most remarkable development of the 2008 election even so is the fact that Obama won some 90 percent of the black vote in the primaries across America despite the fact that the established black leadership since the civil rights era men like Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, Andrew Young, who paved the way for his candidacy all openly supported Hillary Clinton Clearly a sea change has occurred among black voters, ironically pushing the architects of the civil rights movement toward the periphery at the moment when their political dreams were most fully realized.How this has happened, and the powerful implications it holds for America s politics and social landscape, is the focus of The Substance of Hope, a deeply insightful, paradigm shifting examination of a new generation of voters that has not been shaped by the raw memory of Jim Crow and has a different range of imperatives Cobb sees Obama s ascendancy as a reality that has been taking shape in tiny increments for the past four decades, and examines thorny issues such as the paradox and contradictions embodied in race and patriotism, identity and citizenship how the civil rights leadership became a political machine why the term postracial is as iniquitous as it is inaccurate and whether our society has really changed with Obama s election.Elegantly written and powerfully argued, The Substance of Hope challenges conventional wisdom as it offers original insight into America s future.
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    Pleasantly SurprisedThe Substance of Hope is an enlightening book on Barack Obama s campaign and election as it relates to race and politics Through interviews and his experiences on the Obama campaign trail, William Jelani Cobb offers a candid assessment of, among other things the events surrounding the Reverend Jeremiah Wright situation, the role of Reverend Jesse Jackson plus various black clergy and civil rights leaders, and the comparisons between Obama and FDR and Lincoln.Cobb deftly tackl [...]

    Don t let this book fool you, it may be small but its packed with so much history and political commentary that you forget it is less than 200 pages I hope Cobb writes a sequel to this book after Obama s tenure in the White House I highly recommend this book.

    Excellent review of Obama s campaign for president, which includes an analysis of the role and implications of race Particularly interesting to read following the 2016 presidential election.

    I have read many books this year about President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Carter, and former President Clinton This book covered areas and conversations that were new to me What ever happened to Jessie Jackson I know now, and I was than shocked President Obama s leadership unfolds by his own design, he is a master orator Quoted often in the book he frequently asserts that he is the president of all people, all races, all colors, a United States of America William Jelani Cobb has written a deep r [...]

    Jelani Cobb is a great public scholar, and this book is a great window into the Obama presidency at its inception Cobb does a nice job discussing the various perspectives of the significance of Obama as the first Black President.

    A good analysis of the paradox of the Obama presidency to the Black Community Perhaps Cobb could ve arrived at his central point earlier, but a good analysis nonetheless.

    Found the book fascinating and quite amusing Regardless of your political stripes it makes for an interesting read.

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