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Apology: On Jonathan Chait's Obama - lareviewofbooks

THIS PAST SEPTEMBER, when I first accepted an assignment to review Jonathan Chait's forthcoming book, then titled Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America, I came up with what you'll have to admit was a very good plan.and more »

The Most Successful Democrat Since FDR - New York Times

When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he understood, without quite saying it, that there had been no highly successful Democratic president in decades. Bill Clinton made the country a better place, but his biggest legislative plans failed and he ...and more »

Yes He Did: Jonathan Chait Argues That Obama's Accomplishments Will Survive - New York Times

AUDACITY How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail By Jonathan Chait 240 pp. Custom House. $27.99. If everything had gone according to plan, these would be valedictory days for President Obama. With the economy ...and more »

A Defense of Obama That Cherry-Picks the Facts - RealClearPolitics

In his farewell address last week, President Obama contended that his administration had accomplished more than one could have reasonably expected. But Donald Trump's election threatens the legacy of the president who aspired to be transformative in ...and more »

Obama's Legacy Won't Be His Political Achievements - Slate Magazine

A decade ago, Barack Obama was already contemplating his presidential legacy. I know because I talked to him about it in 2006, during a long interview for a now-defunct men's magazine. In a reflective mood after finishing his second book, his suit coat ...and more »

Barack Obama Bio 'Audacity' Is at War With Itself - PopMatters

Chait's defense of gradualist politics-as-usual undermines the supposedly audacious achievements of President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. Share using Facebook · Share using Twitter · Share using Pinterest · Share using Tumblr · Share using ...and more »