The Janus-Faced* Obama Phenomenon

Revolutions are born of hope, not despair -Peter Kropotkin Expectation calibration and expectation management is essential at home and internationally. -Harvard Professor and Barack Obama Foreign Policy Advisor Samantha Power, "The Charlie Rose Show" (PBS, February 21, 2008) To imagine that installing a particular individual in the Oval Office will produce decisive action on...is to succumb to the grandest illusion of all. The quadrennial ritual of electing (or reelecting) a president is not an exercise in promoting change, regardless of what candidates may claim and ordinary voters believe. - Andrew Bacevich, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (New York, 2008, pp. 170-171). [...]

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    Ivoš (Donnerstag, 31 Mai 2012 22:23)

    nice post