By IAN TAUKURO
I recently bought a copy of Barack Obama's 'Audacity of Hope' while in
Why am I reading it?
Well, apart from the obvious answer that it's a book by the current US president, who also happens to be the first African American to occupy the Oval Office; I am reading the book to gain an insight into the thoughts of the man who advocated change throughout his election campaign. How much change is he really looking to achieve for the
It is well known that decisions made by the President of the
The enactment of the economic stimulus package is a good example of how the decision of the president can affect the whole world.
So far what I have gleaned from the elegantly written 'Audacity of Hope' is that Obama believes, indeed yearns, for politicians in
The most interesting chapter that I have read so far is the one entitled '
Still, it is pleasing to note that Obama is very concerned about the fate of his people and, in the position he now is, stands ready to act on the ideas that he has proposed in his book to make life a bit better for all American citizens regardless of race or creed. This is perhaps because Obama comes from a middle class background and understands the issues facing the mothers and fathers of this social bracket. His recent decision to reform Health Care for Americans appears in order with the theme of his book, which, to some commentators in
Obama has only been president for about 50 days but, to this writer, he does appear to be practicing what he has preached in his book and, I guess, you need to be seen to be doing that if you are a politician in the
On the issue of foreign affairs, it remains to be seen though if Obama will change the hawkish image of the