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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama Is the American electorate wise enough to elect a candidate who gives intelligent but nuanced answers to complex problems? In this book Obama writes insightfully about politics, religion and social problems. He offers his ideas on how he believes American can best live up to it’s potential. At the time of this writing the results of the presidential elections are not known. If Barack doesn’t win it may indicate a lack of popular appreciation for intelligent nuanced views of the world.

Obama’s discussion of his values and faith are presented in a clear and heart felt manner. He is one of very few politicians who articulates views of religion with which I can feel comfortable.

This book is Obama’s autobiography with occasional forays into discussions of various political and social issues. His skill at writing is equal to his ability to inspire the public with his speeches. I recommend the book to anyone who wants to gain insight into one the of brightest lights on the American political stage today. The audio version of the book is particularly interesting because it is narrated by the author. His description of his meeting with George Bush is fascinating because he does a good job of impersonating the President’s manner of speaking.