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.
After a vibrant election campaign, the Obama grassroots campaign folded and those who had been mobilized and inspired by the promise of hope and change were left without clarity on the ways forward. The popular movement of workers, anti racist elements, peace activists, environmentalists and women groups are now searching for a way to regain the momentum that was the highlight of the ‘Yes We Can’ movement in 2007-2008.