The Mendacity of Hope by Roger D. Hodge
Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism

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The Mendacity of Hope should help wake up all those Obama-voters who've been napping while the wars escalate, the recession deepens, and the environment goes straight to hell.” —Barbara Ehrenreich

From the former editor-in-chief of Harper's Magazine comes a bold manifesto exposing President Obama's failure to enact progressive reform at home and abroad. National Magazine Award finalist Roger Hodge makes a hard-hitting case against Obama's failure to deliver on the promises of his campaign. The first book-length critique of the Obama's presidency from a prominent member of the left, The Mendacity of Hope will strike a chord with anyone stirred by the words of Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, and Frank Rich. It's the book that every frustrated progressive in America has been waiting to read.

 

About Roger D. Hodge

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Roger D. Hodge was the editor in chief of Harper's magazine from 2006 to 2010. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their two sons.
 
Published October 5, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 275 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Besides referring to the president as Archangel Obama, Hodge sees Vice President Biden as “a plagiarist buffoon” and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as “thuggish.” After critiquing the failures of Obama to live up to his campaign promises—in which he characterizes his “brainy and innovative techno-fi...

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Left-wingers and right-wingers looking for Obama-bashing will find ample ammunition in veteran journalist Hodge's critique of the current administration.

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The Washington Post

With all the attention being paid to the discontents motivating the American right, the time has come for a scathing attack on Barack Obama from the left.

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The title and cover photo appear explicit: The book is called “The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism,” a clear pun on the title of the president’s autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope.” And the cover of “The Mendacity of Hope” — tinged gray with Obama facing ...

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