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Politics After Hope

When dismantled in the discourse of cynicism, perfection, or finality, hope loses a
sense of possibility, dissolving into a world ... Politics after hope recognizes that
hope is never finished; it always remains uneasy in the face of unchecked and ...

Author : Henry A. Giroux

Release : 2015-12-03

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1317254007

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As the new administration moved beyond its first year in office, Obama's politics of hope increasingly has been transformed into a politics of accommodation. To many of his supporters, his quest for pragmatism and realism has become a weakness rather than a strength. By focusing on those areas where Obama grounded his own sense of possibility, Giroux critically investigates the well-being and future of young people, including the necessity to overcome racial injustices, the importance of abiding by the promise of a democracy to come, and the indisputable value of education in democracy. Giroux shows why considerations provide the ethical and political foundations for enabling hope to live up to its promises, while making civic responsibility and education central to a movement that takes democracy seriously.

The Politics of Hope

Author : Bernard P. Dauenhauer

Release : 1986

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

ISBN : 9780710208231

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The Politics of Hope

Reviving the Dream of Democracy : a Guide to Political Renewal for Our Times
Donna Zajonc. middle years , “ What do I really love ? ... After the laughter died
down , I felt chagrined and disappointed . This was exactly the group that I
wanted ...

Author : Donna Zajonc

Release : 2004

Publisher : BookPros, LLC

ISBN : 9780974764481

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[i]The Politics of Hope[/i] presents cogent research on human potential and leadership against the backdrop of an insider's political war stories. The result is a clear picture of American democracy as an exciting four-step evolutionary process that mirrors the macrocosm of the evolution of all humanity. That the scope of our world has narrowed due to rapid and chaotic social change brought on by the Internet and other global communication technologies, is a fact not lost on Zajonc. [i]The Politics of Hope[/i] is a call to action for American citizens, recognizing that to revive the dream of democracy worldwide, our nation must set the stage for political greatness on a global scale.

After Hope and Change

The 2012 Elections and American Politics, Post 2014 Election Update James W.
Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, John J. Pitney, ... Politics. and. Institutions. In 2008,
Barack Obama won election to the presidency promising “Hope and Change” to
a ...

Author : James W. Ceaser

Release : 2015-03-06

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN : 1442247460

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Updated to include the 2014 midterms and previewing the coming 2016 election cycle, After Hope and Change provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of the national election by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch, and John J. Pitney Jr.

The Politics of Hope

tibility to syllogism doubtless beckoned him then, as it sometimes did later,
toward deductive conclusions which very likely outstripped his practical beliefs. In
any case, he called himself a socialist and became president of the Harvard
Socialist ...

Author : Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Release : 2008

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 9780691134758

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The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage brings together two important books that bracket the tempestuous politics of 1960s America. In The Politics of Hope, which historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published in 1963 while serving as a special assistant to President Kennedy, Schlesinger defines the liberalism that characterized the Kennedy administration and the optimistic early Sixties. In lively and incisive essays, most of them written between 1956 and 1960, on topics such as the basic differences underlying liberal and conservative politics, the writing of history, and the experience of Communist countries, Schlesinger emphasizes the liberal thinker's responsibility to abide by goals rather than dogma, to learn from history, and to look to the future. Four years later, following Kennedy's assassination and the escalation of America's involvement in Vietnam, Schlesinger's tone changes. In The Bitter Heritage, a brief but penetrating appraisal of the "war that nobody wanted," he recounts America's entry into Vietnam, the history of the war, and its policy implications. The Bitter Heritage concludes with an eloquent and sobering assessment of the war's threat to American democracy and a reflection on the lessons or legacies of the Vietman conflict. With a new foreword by Sean Wilentz, the James Madison Library edition of The Politics of Hope and The Bitter Heritage situates liberalism in the convulsive 1960s--and illuminates the challenges that still face liberalism today.

Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections Between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe

The following election cycles witnessed the significant improvement of Jobbik's
electoral fortunes. The party became the third political force in the aftermath of
2010 elections (14.47%) and consolidated further its position after the 2014 ...

Author : Ov Cristian Norocel

Release : 2020-01-01

Publisher : Springer Nature

ISBN : 3030416941

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This open access book shows how the politics of migration affect community building in the 21st century, drawing on both retrogressive and progressive forms of mobilization. It elaborates theoretically and shows empirically how the two master frames of nostalgia and hope are used in local, national and transnational settings, in and outside conventional forms of doing politics. It expands on polarized societal processes and external events relevant for the transformation of European welfare systems and the reproduction of national identities today. It evidences the importance of gender in the narrative use of the master frames of nostalgia and hope, either as an ideological tool for right-wing populist and extreme right retrogressive mobilization or as an essential element of progressive intersectional politics of hope. It uses both comparative and single case studies to address different perspectives, and by means of various methodological approaches, the manner in which the master frames of nostalgia and hope are articulated in the politics of culture, welfare, and migration. The book is organized around three thematic sections whereby the first section deals with right-wing populist party politics across Europe, the second section deals with an articulation of politics beyond party politics by means of retrogressive mobilization, and the third and last section deals with emancipatory initiatives beyond party politics as well.

Elements of Responsible Politics

Elsewhere in Greek literature, hope is presented as a comfort for a man in a
difficult present (Odyssey, 16 and 19). Hope is golden (Sophocles, Oedipus
Tyrranus, 158). ... dissimilar, these affections march together: after hope comes
fear.

Author : B.P. Dauenhauer

Release : 2012-12-06

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN : 9401135649

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This collection of essays draws together work done during a period of more than fifteen years. In the course of these years much has changed, including much about politics. Patterns of political activity have been trans formed. Ways in which we had been accustomed to construe politics have been substantially modified and sometimes replaced. Some apparently in tractable conflicts have been resolved. Other, apparently more manageable, conflicts have shown shocking durability. A number of political doctrines once considered indefinitely serviceable have lost all relevance. And the material and technical resources at our disposal look strikingly different than they did just a few years ago. Practical politics of whatever stripe encounters at every turn ever more grave environmental degradation. But, or so this collection assumes, not everything political has changed. Some political issues, both "theoretical" and "practical," remain persistently trenchant. Questions like the following demand ever renewed consideration. What is the point and worth of belonging to a political community? What entitlements and responsibilities follow upon such membership? Or even more fundamentally, what conditions are required for there to be politics at all? Taken together, the essays collected in this volume propose a way both to understand and to engage in politics which is properly responsive both to perennial political issues and to the peculiar exigencies of our era. Some of them present criticisms of widely held, warmly cherished ways of addressing political matters. Others propose constructive alternatives.

Barack Obama

Profiles the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who is known for his work on voting rights and employment discrimination cases and who, in 2007, declared that he would run for president of the United States.

Author : William Michael Davis

Release : 2007-10

Publisher : Ottn Pub

ISBN : 9781595560322

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Profiles the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who is known for his work on voting rights and employment discrimination cases and who, in 2007, declared that he would run for president of the United States.

The Fallacies of Hope

Few can read the Ghanaian press , or , better still , listen to Ghanaian political
gossip , without picking up a frequent ... While there is absolutely no evidence to
suggest that the hounding of regional / ethnic politics after independence was ...

Author : James Mayall

Release : 1991

Publisher : Manchester University Press

ISBN : 9780719017605

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A consideration of the evolution of the countries of the Commonwealth after the fall of the British Empire. The book focuses on the political development of the countries, as well as discussing their economic and social policies and international relations.

Hope

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author : Mary Zournazi

Release : 2003

Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN : 9780415966580

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Radical Political Theology

Religion and Politics After Liberalism Clayton Crockett. way, Creston Davis)5
who identify with the ... If the political retains any hope, then our hope may be a
democratic hope, a hope for radical democracy. The hope for radical democracy
is a ...

Author : Clayton Crockett

Release : 2011-01-31

Publisher : Columbia University Press

ISBN : 023152076X

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In the 1960s, the strict opposition between the religious and the secular began to break down, blurring the distinction between political philosophy and political theology. This collapse contributed to the decline of modern liberalism, which supported a neutral, value-free space for capitalism. It also deeply unsettled political, religious, and philosophical realms, forced to confront the conceptual stakes of a return to religion. Gamely intervening in a contest that defies simple resolutions, Clayton Crockett conceives of the postmodern convergence of the secular and the religious as a basis for emancipatory political thought. Engaging themes of sovereignty, democracy, potentiality, law, and event from a religious and political point of view, Crockett articulates a theological vision that responds to our contemporary world and its theo-political realities. Specifically, he claims we should think about God and the state in terms of potentiality rather than sovereign power. Deploying new concepts, such as Slavoj i ek's idea of parallax and Catherine Malabou's notion of plasticity, his argument engages with debates over the nature and status of religion, ideology, and messianism. Tangling with the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Spinoza, Antonio Negri, Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, John D. Caputo, and Catherine Keller, Crockett concludes with a reconsideration of democracy as a form of political thought and religious practice, underscoring its ties to modern liberal capitalism while also envisioning a more authentic democracy unconstrained by those ties.

River of Hope

Reece was now one of the state's most powerful politicians. Church met with
more success in national politics after leaving his hometown. He wanted to push
the Republican Party to meet the postwar concerns of African Americans,
especially ...

Author : Elizabeth Gritter

Release : 2014-04-04

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN : 0813144744

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One of the largest southern cities and a hub for the cotton industry, Memphis, Tennessee, was at the forefront of black political empowerment during the Jim Crow era. Compared to other cities in the South, Memphis had an unusually large number of African American voters. Black Memphians sought reform at the ballot box, formed clubs, ran for office, and engaged in voter registration and education activities from the end of the Civil War through the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. In this groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Gritter examines how and why black Memphians mobilized politically in the period between Reconstruction and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Gritter illuminates, in particular, the efforts and influence of Robert R. Church Jr., an affluent Republican and founder of the Lincoln League, and the notorious Memphis political boss Edward H. Crump. Using these two men as lenses through which to view African American political engagement, this volume explores how black voters and their leaders both worked with and opposed the white political machine at the ballot box. River of Hope challenges persisting notions of a "Solid South" of white Democratic control by arguing that the small but significant number of black southerners who retained the right to vote had more influence than scholars have heretofore assumed. Gritter's nuanced study presents a fascinating view of the complex nature of political power during the Jim Crow era and provides fresh insight into the efforts of the individuals who laid the foundation for civil rights victories in the 1950s and '60s.

Politics of Fear, Practices of Hope

... ancient Babylonian traditions6) probably emerged some time after 1500 BCE
with the teachings of Zoroaster.7 It should not be seen simply as the privileging of
certain historical contexts or identities. O'Leary, who has explored the function of
 ...

Author : Stefan Skrimshire

Release : 2008

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1847060757

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Fear and hope are two hugely influential ideas in political life; here Stefan Skrimshire examines their relationship at a time where interest has exploded in the quasi-religious themes of apocalyptic protest and utopian politics.

Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope

C h a p t e r 2 Ralph Ellison on the Tragi-Comedy of Citizenship DANIELLE
ALLEN WHERE ARE THE POLITICS IN IN VISIBLE MAN ? llison's novel has
been caught up in political questions ever since it appeared. Irving Howe
criticized ...

Author : Lucas E. Morel

Release : 2015-01-13

Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN : 0813147735

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An important new collection of original essays that examine how Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible Man (1952), addresses the social, cultural, political, economic, and racial contradictions of America. Commenting on the significance of Mark Twain's writings, Ralph Ellison wrote that "a novel could be fashioned as a raft of hope, perception and entertainment that might help keep us afloat as we tried to negotiate the snags and whirlpools that mark our nation's vacillating course toward and away from the democratic ideal." Ellison believed it was the contradiction between America's "noble ideals and the actualities of our conduct" that inspired the most profound literature -- "the American novel at its best." Drawing from the fields of literature, politics, law, and history, the contributors make visible the political and ethical terms of Invisible Man, while also illuminating Ellison's understanding of democracy and art. Ellison hoped that his novel, by providing a tragicomic look at American ideals and mores, would make better citizens of his readers. The contributors also explain Ellison's distinctive views on the political tasks and responsibilities of the novelist, an especially relevant topic as contemporary writers continue to confront the American incongruity between democratic faith and practice. Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope uniquely demonstrates why Invisible Man stands as a premier literary meditation on American democracy.

The Political Economy of Hope and Fear

This brings us to the final irony of the conservative strategy of inequality and the
politics of race in America: even though ... If the interest rate on bank deposits is 3
% (not a very good rate, to be sure), then after one year the account would be ...

Author : Marcellus William Andrews

Release : 1999-05-01

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 0814705200

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Popular liberal writing on race has relied on appeals to the value of "diversity" and the fading memory of the Civil Rights movement to counter the aggressive conservative assault on liberal racial reform generally, and on black well-being, in particular. Yet appeals to fairness and justice, no matter how heartfelt, are bound to fail, Marcellus Andrews argues, since the economic foundations of the Civil Rights movement have been destroyed by the combined forces of globalization, technology, and tight government budgets. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear fills an important intellectual gap in writing on race by developing a hard-nosed economic analysis of the links between competitive capitalism, racial hostility, and persistent racial inequality in post-Civil Rights America. Andrews speaks to the anger and frustration that blacks feel in the face of the nation's abandonment of racial equality as a worthy objective by showing how the considerable difficulties that black Americans face are related to fundamental changes in the economic fortunes of the U.S. The Political Economy of Hope and Fear is an economist's plea for unsentimental thinking on matters of race to replace the mixture of liberal hand wringing and conservative mythmaking that currently passes for serious analysis about the nation's racial predicament.

Race, Faith, and Politics

Heavenly Hope (Ultimate Justice/Justification): The hope of Christianity is the
belief that when earthly life ends, there is life after death, in that the believer will
spend eternity in comfort and paradise with Jesus.10 Other theologies have
argued ...

Author : Christopher Signil

Release : 2012-11-06

Publisher : Charisma Media

ISBN : 1621360946

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In analyzing the current political and social landscape, it appears that African Americans who are born-again Christians are firmly planted in two vastly different worlds at war with each other. Is it possible for African American Christians to reconcile their love for Christ, love for culture, and love for country? In Race, Faith, and Politics: 7 Questions Every African American Christian Must Answer, author and minister Christopher Signil encourages you to reflect upon and solidify your position on controversial social and political issues. He provides the tools to help you clearly define where you stand while staying true to your country, your culture, and your Creator.

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Some and South Central Africa , with the unfortunate consequence what later the
Directors made him further advances ... They were male and Good Hope Bank ,
partly because it was said that the largest female , and I preserved the skin of the
 ...

Author :

Release : 1890

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance

Baird , the command of the British army devolved upon Sir John Both these
proposals were carried after a debate in which Hope ' ( afterwards Lord
Hopetoun ) , who embarked the troops jelent attacks , somewhat in the style of Mr
. Whalley ...

Author :

Release : 1872

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Audacity of Hope

been almost ten years since I first ran for political office. I was thirty-five at the time
, four years out of law school, recently married, and generally impatient with life. A
seat in the Illinois legislature had opened up, and several friends suggested ...

Author : Barack Obama

Release : 2007-10-05

Publisher : Canongate Books

ISBN : 1847673708

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Barack Obama's success in becoming President of the United States meant that he dramatically changed the face that his country presented to the world. In this bestselling book, Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. With intimacy and self-deprecating humour, Obama describes his experiences as a politician and balancing his family life with his public vocation. His search for consensus and his respect for the democratic process inform every sentence. A senator and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and a sceptic, Barack Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over.