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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 127: The Obama Mythology w/ Daniel Bessner

April 25, 2021

Daniel Bessner did many a favor by reading the recent Obama biography so we wouldn't have too. He published a review of the article in Jacobin Magazine entitled: The Barack Obama Memoir: Don't Trust this process. Today we will discuss with Bessner the particular utility of Obama to the ruling class and why the Obama project is so important to protect for the liberal power elite in America.

About Daniel Bessner: Daniel Bessner currently holds the Joff Hanauer Honors Professorship in Western Civilization at the University of Washington. He is a member of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and was previously the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Associate Professor in American Foreign Policy. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and a Contributing Editor at Jacobin.

Daniel is an intellectual historian of U.S. foreign relations.

He is the author of Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual You can order Daniel's Book here:


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