Friday, June 3, 2011

World Socialist Review #22

WORLD SOCIALIST REVIEW #22

NO, HE’S NOT! SOCIALISTS TAKE A LOOK AT OBAMA




Is Obama a socialist? No, he’s not! This book of 112 pages examines Obama’s outlook and life story, his packaging as a politician, and his policy in the areas of healthcare reform, the economy, the environment, the space program, and Afghanistan.

It places Obama in the context of a largely undemocratic U.S. political system and a wasteful, cruel, and crisis-ridden world economic system.

From the Introduction:
We have nothing against Obama personally. We do not accuse him of going into politics solely in pursuit of fame and fortune. He started out with the best of intentions, hoping that one day he might be able to do something to make the world a better place. Our aim is to show how the capitalist class, who exercise real power in our society, corrupt and co-opt well-intentioned young people like Obama, how capitalism frustrates and corrodes even the noblest aspirations.”

Topics include:

U.S. Midterm Election Results * The Tea Party * Obama: The Brand and the President * The World Outlook of the Young Obama * Health Insurance Reform * Obama and the Environment * The Invisible Primaries * The Electoral College * The Politics of the “Lesser Evil” * Unemployment * Waste and Want * Economic Crises * Afghanistan * Asteroids * Right-Wing Talk Radio


To order, go to wspus.org and click on the icon at top right (showing the Obama photo). This will take you to a page at createspace.com where you can create an account and buy copies of the book. You can also get the book through Amazon. Price $7. World Socialist Review is published by the World Socialist Party of the United States, which forms part of the World Socialist Movement together with companion parties and groups in other countries.

3 comments:

Adam said...

Today doing a research on social activities and socialist in NYC I have skimmed through various posts and found one of yours to best of my interest. I think Veronica Hearst has a strong belief that without proper feeding, the next Yankee generation will be lethargic to perform in practical life. If not provided with enriched diet the American elders will die before age. Veronica Hearst’s American Hunger Alliance aims to rip food insecurity that even exists in modern USA society today by employing poor under stable food program organized by American Hunger Alliance of Veronica Hearst.

jacqui low said...
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jacqui low said...

I am really happy I found this blog.

"Our aim is to show how the capitalist class, who exercise real power in our society, corrupt and co-opt well-intentioned young people like Obama, how capitalism frustrates and corrodes even the noblest aspirations.”

My sentiments exactly!

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