Sunday, July 11, 2010

Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA



Summary of Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics

In nine chapters, this book seeks to elaborate on the convergence of forces that sharpened the revolutionary moment at the wake of the election of President Barack Obama. It concentrates on the ideas and organizational forms that distinguish this moment from previous moments. Chapter 1 lays out the conceptual framework of the book and argues that Obama is not a revolutionary, but is caught up in a revolutionary moment in world history. The revolutionary moment in America’s politics is underscored by the convergence of forces that brought the country’s politics to an inflection point at the wake of the election season of 2007-2008. At the revolutionary moment, Obama, as a student of the Black liberation school, tapped into the humanist philosophy of Ubuntu.... Continue reading

Comments about Barack Obama and 21st Century Politics:

"This book helps us recognize that we are living in a revolutionary moment.... We need to develop new consciousness... and become active in new political sites where people are creating participatory democracy in struggles for life, education, health and community."
               
               - Grace Lee Boggs, author, anti-racist activist and feminist