The Politics of Hope: Obama’s Dream for the Nation

  There’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America. There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.” On July 27th, 2004 a young, relatively unknown state senator from Illinois with a funny sounding name spoke these now iconic words with an optimism rarely seen in the world of politics. It was during this speech that a politician dared to evoke a word typically saved for church rather than the campaign trail….

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