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The Resource Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA, Horace G. Campbell

Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA, Horace G. Campbell

Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA
Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics
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a revolutionary moment in the USA
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Horace G. Campbell
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Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA, Horace G. Campbell
Barack Obama and twenty-first-century politics : a revolutionary moment in the USA, Horace G. Campbell
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-308) and index
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  • Revolutionary moments and ruptures. Revolutionary moments : lessons from the French and Cuban Revolutions ; New concept of shared humanity ; Ubuntu ; Elements of the revolutionary moment ; Beyond vanguardism in the twenty-first century ; Classical music meets jazz ; Reparations and revolution ; New militants and sites of politics -- The political training of Barack Obama. Ubuntu and non-racial democracy ; Lessons in Ubuntu ; Toots and the dignity of work ; Training as a community organizer in Chicago ; Searching for life purpose and healing in Kenya ; Redemption ; Michelle Robinson : the personal is political -- Confronting racism and sexism in US politics. Phase I : the Electoral College and "three-fifths of a human" ; Phase II : the Civil War and the struggle for democracy ; Phase III : autonomous organizing and the Harriet Tubman principles ; Reconstruction and the third phase ; Counter-revolution ; Benjamin Tillman, sexualized violence and the consolidation of racism ; Long-term legacies of the third phase ; Eugenics and the ideological victory of the South ; Eugenics and technological singularity ; Conclusion : democratization as a process ; Racism and the old left ; Beyond the limitations of liberal thought
  • Grassroots organizing confronts the machine. Revolutions by ordinary people, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party ; Obama's learning from the Ella Baker principles ; Beyond vanguardism ; The conservative counter-offensive in the US before the rise of the Obama phenomenon ; The attempted intervention of Jesse Jackson ; The Democratic Party and the hierarchy of power ; Leaderism, vanguardism, and the party boss ; Technocrats, bosses, and political advantage ; From bosses to political campaigns ; The Clintons inherit the party machinery -- Fractal wisdom and optimism in the Primary campaign of 2008. Campaigning as a human-being, not a Black candidate ; Hope and change ; Scaling, self-similarity, and recursion in the campaign ; Ubuntu meets Ubuntu ; Proving ground in South Carolina ; Building a national presence and bottoms-up fundraising ; Obama's amazing money machine ; The struggles in the primaries ; The centrality of economics and politics ; The intervention of the Youth Vote and the grassroots ; The Iowa Caucus ; The centrality of racism in US politics ; Internal collapse of the vast Clinton apparatus
  • Between the past and the future : the Democratic National Convention. Burdens of the past ; New and old forces at the convention ; Shadows of the past and the Denver setting ; The promise of a Green Convention ; T. Boone Pickens and forgiveness ; Insiders and outsiders in Denver ; The Clinton brigade in Denver ; Michelle Obama and the caucuses ; The Latino/Hispanic caucus at the convention ; Who are the Latinos? ; Roll call and nomination ; Acceptance speech and marketing the candidate -- Ground operation for victory : challenging the ruthlessness of the wounded corporate bankers. The moment of September ; Ruthlessness and recklessness ; The world of derivatives, politics, and ruthlessness ; Financialization as economic terrorism ; Henry Paulson and the drama of the moment of September ; Elements of the coup ; Speechless and politics ; Obama and the presidential campaign ; The legacies of Jesse Helms in North Carolina ; Respect, empower, include : observing the ground operation at First Hand ; Youth activists and the Wall of hope ; Tolerance and the networks ; Rowan County and Salisbury Town ; Mecklenburg County and crossing into South Carolina ; The nerve center in Raleigh-Durham ; A divided military
  • Beyond Messiahs : networks for peace and transformation in the twenty-first century. The trap of messianism and militarism ; Liberalism, missionism, and the long war ; War as peace ; Would Obama end up like Toussaint? ; Networking and solidarity ; The peace, anti-racist, and reparations nodes of the revolutionary process ; Peace and the meaning of work ; Revolution and the tipping point ; Peace and the inheritance of Black liberation ; Progressive women and the peace movement ; Building a new democracy -- Ubuntu and twenty-first century revolution. The setting and the challenges ; Ubuntu, quantum politics, and the revolutionary moment ; Environmental justice, a fractal outlook, and quantum leaps ; Ubuntu, self-organization, and the self-mobilization ; Abraham Lincoln and the second revolution in the United States ; Ubuntu, self-organization, and new leadership ; New leadership and optimism in society ; Optimisim as a political act
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