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Obamanos! - The Rise of a New Political Era

Hendrik Hertzberg

Hendrik Hertzberg, celebrated political analyst for the New Yorker, watches the long presidential campaign of 2007 and 2008 as it unfolds to reveal the transformation of the Democratic Party, the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, and other seismic shifts in our national political consciousness. Hertzberg wrote about the events that culminated in the victory of Barack Obama in two venues, one Olympian and one immediate: his "Comments" for "The Talk of the Town" and the informal blog he began keeping on the magazine's Web site fifteen months before the election. ¡Obámanos! is adapted from both and framed by a new introductory essay. ¡Obámanos! shares the context needed to truly understand the events of the general election-the first in more than half a century in which no incumbent president or vice president was on the ballot-by first examining Bush's second term and the primary campaign. Hertzberg follows the central political players and rising stars while also looking at the issues that emerged as critical during the debates, such as health care, the war in Iraq, and our economic crisis. Through his documentation and analysis of the campaign's defining moments, we come to understand the current political landscape in a whole new way. Hertzberg's voice combines sharp observation, historical perspective, analytic power, and often funny polemic. He brings all these qualities to his chronicle of one of the most intense, exciting, and surprising campaigns in the nation's history, sharing how most Americans-including the New Yorker editors-came to identify a junior senator from Illinois as "a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe." ¡Obámanos! heralds a new chapter in American politics.

Hendrik Hertzberg, celebrated political analyst for the New Yorker, watches the long presidential campaign of 2007 and 2008 as it unfolds to reveal the transformation of the Democratic Party, the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, and other seismic shifts in our national political consciousness. Hertzberg wrote about the events that culminated in the victory of Barack Obama in two venues, one Olympian and one immediate: his "Comments" for "The Talk of the Town" and the informal blog he began keeping on the magazine's Web site fifteen months before the election. ¡Obámanos! is adapted from both and framed by a new introductory essay. ¡Obámanos! shares the context needed to truly understand the events of the general election-the first in more than half a century in which no incumbent president or vice president was on the ballot-by first examining Bush's second term and the primary campaign. Hertzberg follows the central political players and rising stars while also looking at the issues that emerged as critical during the debates, such as health care, the war in Iraq, and our economic crisis. Through his documentation and analysis of the campaign's defining moments, we come to understand the current political landscape in a whole new way. Hertzberg's voice combines sharp observation, historical perspective, analytic power, and often funny polemic. He brings all these qualities to his chronicle of one of the most intense, exciting, and surprising campaigns in the nation's history, sharing how most Americans-including the New Yorker editors-came to identify a junior senator from Illinois as "a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe." ¡Obámanos! heralds a new chapter in American politics.
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Hendrik Hertzberg, celebrated political analyst for the New Yorker, watches the long presidential campaign of 2007 and 2008 as it unfolds to reveal the transformation of the Democratic Party, the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, and other seismic shifts in our national political consciousness. Hertzberg wrote about the events that culminated in the victory of Barack Obama in two venues, one Olympian and one immediate: his "Comments" for "The Talk of the Town" and the informal blog he began keeping on the magazine's Web site fifteen months before the election. ¡Obámanos! is adapted from both and framed by a new introductory essay. ¡Obámanos! shares the context needed to truly understand the events of the general election-the first in more than half a century in which no incumbent president or vice president was on the ballot-by first examining Bush's second term and the primary campaign. Hertzberg follows the central political players and rising stars while also looking at the issues that emerged as critical during the debates, such as health care, the war in Iraq, and our economic crisis. Through his documentation and analysis of the campaign's defining moments, we come to understand the current political landscape in a whole new way. Hertzberg's voice combines sharp observation, historical perspective, analytic power, and often funny polemic. He brings all these qualities to his chronicle of one of the most intense, exciting, and surprising campaigns in the nation's history, sharing how most Americans-including the New Yorker editors-came to identify a junior senator from Illinois as "a leader temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our troubled globe." ¡Obámanos! heralds a new chapter in American politics.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

11h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

56:20


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:54


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:20


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

10:00


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

10:16


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

10:22


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:28


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:07


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

10:16


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

10:13


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

10:01


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

09:29


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

10:30


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

09:48


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

09:40


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

09:13


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

09:49


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

09:10


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

09:39


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

09:54


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

09:38


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

10:00


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

09:23


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

09:47


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:36


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

11:18


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

08:33


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

09:43


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

09:36


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

09:32


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

05:08


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

09:03


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

07:10


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

03:27


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

04:28


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

09:25


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

04:05


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

17:17


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

09:38


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

10:37


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

09:50


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

03:30


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

07:24


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

06:38


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

02:42


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

04:53


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

05:41


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

10:21


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

02:53


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

05:11


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

04:37


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

09:13


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

03:45


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

05:13


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

02:50


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

01:14


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

05:33


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

04:49


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

07:02


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

03:45


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

10:29


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

05:19


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

07:30


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

06:33


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

03:42


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

05:55


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

03:13


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

11:15


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

02:31


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

04:35


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

05:41


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

08:03


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

08:44


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

35:01


Part 3, Chapter 79
Part 3, Chapter 79

00:25