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Obama’s Psychological History

The string below is reproduced from a Facebook discussion of Jackson Lears’s review of two books (by Sally Jacobs and Janny Scott) that appears in the London Review of Books: [Opening entry from me, Tim Lacy] Check out the review below [above]. And here’s the commentary I added at my profile page: “Most of this review is a complicated, informative look at Obama’s family history. At the end Lears hits you with some lefty pessimism about where Obama’s presidency is headed. Fine. The last year has inoculated most of us from that. But in the very last line—Boom!—Lears implies that Read more