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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Obama Depends on Big Speech


“Barack Obama has been here before — politically endangered, doubts mounting about his leadership, and a growing sense that, for all his promise, he has lost his way. As he has done before — whether to salvage a candidacy or revive a policy — Obama will resort to a device that has been successful for him in the past: the Big Speech.” (Washington Post)

Political theater.

FEE Timely Classic
“Machiavellian Politics” by Hans F. Sennholz