Robert Mangabeira Unger: Obama must be defeated

Roberto Unger, who has been a tenured professor at Harvard Law School since 1976 and taught Barack Obama — a student in his “Reinventing Democracy” class — says the president “has failed to advance the progressive cause in the United States.”

  • “His policy is financial confidence and food stamps.”
  • “He has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices.”
  • “He has delivered the politics of democracy to the rule of money.”
  • “He has disguised his surrender with an empty appeal to tax justice.”
  • “He has reduced justice to charity.”
  • “He has subordinated the broadening of economic and educational opportunity to the important but secondary issue of access to health care in the mistaken belief that he would be spared a fight.”
  • “He has evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle.”

(Huffington Post)

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1 thought on “Robert Mangabeira Unger: Obama must be defeated

  1. delia ruhe

    I have to agree with the professor. The isolation of the White House is no place for an abstract thinker. There, he doesn’t have constituents; he has only ideas. Even lobbyists and corporate CEOs are abstractions, represented by the sign of $.

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