On the night of the 2008 presidential election, Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke for many For the first time in decades, electoral politics became a vehicle for raising expectations and spreading hope But, she cautioned, We progressives need to be as clear eyed, tough, and pragmatic about Obama as he is about us Where I Stand collects vanden Heuvel s commentaries and columns from the first years of the Obama administration, an era that has come to be defined by reform and reaction In the wake of the economic crisis and challenges from the insurgent Tea Party movement, it is clear that it will take than one election and one person to reshape American politics and repair the damage wreaked by a decade of calamitous conservative rule.Vanden Heuvel challenges the limits of our downsized political debate, arguing that timid incrementalism and the forces of money and establishment power that debilitate American politics will be overcome only by independent organizing, strategic creativity, bold ideas, and determined idealism. Read The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama – heartforum.co.uk
Dutch American liberal Journalist and co owner of the leftwing magazine The Nation Vandenheuvel is married to the Soviet Union expert Stephen Cohen She received an Planned Parenthood reward for an article on feminism in the Soviet Union and was an editor of a Russian based feminist magazine Vandenheuvel is also an blogger on the Huffington Post.
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- The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama
- Katrina Vanden Heuvel
- 07 August 2018 Katrina Vanden Heuvel