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On The President As Intellectual

Next week the spring semester begins here at the University Oklahoma. For the first time, I’ll be using the second volume of the 7th edition of David Hollinger and Charles Capper’s The American Intellectual Tradition in my American Social Thought honors course.[1] One of the changes to the 7th edition of AIT was the inclusion, almost at the end of the volume, of a piece by Barack Obama, “A More Perfect Union” (2008).  More commonly known simply as “the race speech,” this was the address he gave as his first presidential campaign dealt with a crisis during primary season over Read more