Faculty Book: Stanley Renshon

Stanley A. Renshon

Barack Obama and the Politics of Redemption
(Routledge, 2011)

Will Barack Obama come to be seen as a pragmatic centrist, or will America’s political divisions prove too wide for him to bridge? How has Obama’s uncommonly calm character served him as commander-in-chief? With extensive biographical, psychological, and political research and analysis, Renshon follows Obama’s presidency through his first two years in office. He digs into the question of who the real Obama is and assesses the advantages and limitations that he brings to the presidency. These questions cannot be answered without recourse to psychological analysis and psychological knowledge of presidential leadership and the presidency itself. Renshon argues that underlying Obama’s ambition lies a need for redemption—of himself, of his parents, and ultimately of America itself. Stanley Renshon (Prof., Lehman) is on the doctoral faculty in political science.

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Submitted on: SEP 13, 2011

Category: Faculty Books | Political Science