Book Discussion on Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of… read more

James Kloppenberg, chair of the history department at Harvard University, explores the philosophical, political, and historical studies of President Barack Obama. Mr. Kloppenberg examines how President Obama’s education has influenced his political career from his readings of Friedrich Neitzche and John Rawls to his thoughts on the Constitution, Civil War, and the New Deal. He was in conversation with Professor Marini and responded to questions from members of the audience. This was part of the series “Dangers and Denial: Cautionary Tales for Our Times” at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston. close

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Book Discussion on Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Jun 18, 2011
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Aug 11, 2011

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  • Jun 18, 2011 | 7:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 2011 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 2011 | 8:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2011 | 2:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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