While attacks from the right on Barack Obama and his administration have been unrelenting, American Progressives have not shrunk away from harsh words for a president whose election they once pronounced an historic triumph. Gary Dorrien revisits Obama's road to the White House and devotes chapters to critical issues of his presidency, including the economic crisis, health care reform debate, war and foreign policy, banking regulation, and the budget deficit.
Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and professor of religion at Columbia University, is the author of 14 books. He frequently lectures to universities, conferences, civic groups, and religious communities.
Chapter 1: Shortcut to Redemption Chapter 2: Becoming Obama Chapter 3: To the White House Chapter 4: Saving Capitalism from Itself Chapter 5: Timidly Bold Obamacare Chapter 6: Moral Empire and Liberal War Chapter 7: Banks and Budgets Chapter 8: What Kind of Country?