Book Discussion on The Mendacity of Hope

Roger Hodge, former editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine, argues that President Obama has not fulfilled many of his campaign promises… read more

Roger Hodge, former editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine, argues that President Obama has not fulfilled many of his campaign promises and instead has maintained what the author deems is the status quo in Washington. Mr. Hodge examines the government’s financial assistance to Wall Street, health care legislation, and the continuation of the war in Iraq and the operation of Guantanamo prison. Roger Hodge presented his arguments in a debate with Jonathan Alter, columnist for Newsweek and author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space of WYNC Radio in New York City. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Erica Payne moderated. close

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Book Discussion on The Mendacity of Hope

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New York, New York, United States
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Jan 9, 2011
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Jan 10, 2011

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  • Jan 09, 2011 | 12:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 09, 2011 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 10, 2011 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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