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 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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Jonathan Alter Columnist Newsweek
Roger D. Hodge Editor (Former) Harper's Magazine
Erica Payne Founder and President Agenda Project
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