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    Description"Those who feel that like lemmings they are being led over a cliff would be well-advised not to read this book. They may discover that they are right."--Noam Chomsky"Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank have skillfully smoked out the real Barack Obama . . . the technofascist military strategist disguised as a Nobel Peace Laureate, but owned, operated, and controlled by Wall Street, Corporate America, and the Pentagon."--Thomas H. Naylor, co-author of "Affluenza, Downsizing the USA""The writers assembled here hit hard, with accuracy, and do not pull punches."--Marcus Rediker, author of "The Slave Ship: A Human History"The Barack Obama revolution was over before it started, guttered by the politician's overweening desire to prove himself to the grandees of the establishment. From there on, other promises proved ever easier to break. Here's the book that dares not let Obama off the hook. It's all here: the compromises, the backstabbing, the same old imperial ambitions. Covering all major "Obummer" categories since he took office, this fast-paced collection will delight the critical and offer food for thought for those contemplating the 2012 electoral circus--and beyond.Jeffrey St. Clair is co-editor of "CounterPunch," author of "Born Under a Bad Sky" and "Been Brown So Long it Looked Green to Me," and co-author of "Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press."Joshua Frank is an environmental journalist and co-editor of "Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland." His investigative reports and columns appear in "CounterPunch," "Chicago Sun-Times," Common Dreams, and AlterNet.


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    Title
    Hopeless
    Subtitle
    Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey St. Clair, By (author) Joshua Frank, By (author) Jeremy Scahill, By (author) Tariq Ali, By (author) Kathy Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 496 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849351102
    ISBN 10: 1849351104
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC classification: JC
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, POL025000, POL028000, POL040010, POL042020
    Abridged Dewey: 324
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.932
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JM
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 973.932092
    BISAC V2.8: POL046000
    Publisher
    AK Press
    Imprint name
    AK Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Jeffrey St.Clair: co-editor of Counterpunch, author of "Born Under a Bad Sky" and "Been Brown So Long it Looked Green to Me and co-editor of "Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland," "Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs, and the Press" and "Dime's Worth of Difference: Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils." Joshua Frank: progressive journalist, author of Left Out!: How Liberals Helped Reelect George w.Bush," and co-editor of "Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland." Kevin Alexander Gray is a civil rights organizer in South Carolina. He is also a contributing editor to "Black News," was a former president of the South Carolina ACLU, and was Jesse Jackson's South Carolina campaign manager in 1988. He s author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike." Ralph Nader: Author of "Unsafe at Any Speed," lecturer, attorney, and five-time campaigner for president of the US. Kathy Kelly is an author, pacifist, and three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She s author of "Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison."
    Review quote
    "The book is not organized by topic; it's a random, if chronological, ride through a catalog of catastrophes. But it's united by the theme of horrendously bad government in the age of Obama. It ignores the mythology and treats Obama based on his actual performance." -- David Swanson, " FireDogLake "