The Blacklash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama. By Will Bunch. (New York: Harper, 2011. 362 pages.)
Do you really know why people hate Barack Obama? Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Will Bunch has the answer in his book, The Backlash. Not only does Bunch identify the ideological roots of the rage directed at Barack Obama, he takes you to the towns and homes of the people who started the anti-Obama movement. Bunch doesn’t stop there. He explains the political, social and economic events and trends that fomented the rise of Obama’s worst nightmare—the infamous Tea Party.
The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists. By Aaron Klein with Brenda J. Elliot. (Washington, D.C.: WorldNetDaily, 2010. 339 pages.)
Did you suspect that there were dark secrets behind Barack Obama’s rise to the Oval Office? American journalist Aaron Klein and historian Brenda J. Elliot did. In their book The Manchurian President, they expose what the American public and media failed to ask and answer during the 2008 presidential campaign. After two years of research, they began to “[piece] together an intricate puzzle that revealed a man with an agenda far more radical and dangerous than he portrays—a politician backed by groups and individuals who seek to drastically alter the U.S. system or destroy it altogether” (p. ix).
Kasaun is a philosopher and intellectual historian, from Harlem, NY. He specializes in the intellectual history of American democracy and the American Dream, theories of secularization, and the history and philosophy of human rights. He also focuses on the "Obama Phenomenon" and "The Age of Obama."
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