Thursday, 14 November 2013

Obama's Havard Professor on his Failures as President

Brazilian Roberto Unger is a
leading political philosopher and
an advocate of progressive politics.
He has taught at Harvard Law
School for about 40 years and US
President Barack Obama was one
of his students in the 1980s.
Asked why he moved from
welcoming Obama's election in
2008 to calling him a "disaster" for
the Democratic party, Mr Unger
told HARDtalk the president had
failed to "come up with a sequel to
Roosevelt's New Deal" of the
"There is no project in the United
States responsive to the needs and
aspirations of the broad working
class majority of the country," said
Mr Unger.
"Obama and his collaborators have
mistaken conformism for realism,"
he added.

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