Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National by Ian Reifowitz PDF

By Ian Reifowitz

Our nationwide identification is outlined by means of what it potential to be an American and whom we comprise and why once we speak about “the American people.” A country’s nationwide id is fluid, and Ian Reifowitz argues that President Barack Obama, via emphasizing the beliefs american citizens carry pricey, hopes to redefine ours in a basic means. Obama’s notion of the United States emphasizes ideas of nationwide cohesion: First, all american citizens, despite their historical past and cultural traditions, may still determine with the US as their nation, dependent upon shared democratic values, a shared heritage, and a shared destiny. moment, the US should still include all its electorate as lively individuals in a single “family.” Reifowitz explores Obama’s trust that strengthening our universal bonds will motivate american citizens to rectify the injustices and heal the racial divisions that also plague our country.

We find a way to illustrate to the area society of many races and cultures can really develop into one humans. In dealing with terrorism, violent fundamentalism, and different protection matters, Obama’s reaction facilities on a robust, inspiring, and really inclusive American narrative. via bolstering America’s identification as diversified but unified, he goals either to counter the anxieties and fears that radicalism stokes and provides proponents of spiritual and political freedom a version they could shield. The stakes couldn’t be any larger in deciding on America’s future.

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