Ali charts the course of Obama’s presidency from his early days in the Illinois legislature, through the vacuous ‘yes we can’ campaign slogan, to the massive escalation of war in Afghannistan, the vast increase in the use of drones, the increasing use of state secrets privilege to prevent judicial review of administration actions, the continuing bank bailouts, financial deregulation, health insurance corporate giveaway, and the rest of the sorry legacy of Obama’s first 1000 days in office.



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  • Title: The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad
  • Author: Tariq Ali
  • Published: 2010
  • ISBN: 1844674495
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  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars