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judith butler on obama

One day after the us-election Judith Butler commented on obama as elected president and some of the messianic expectations involved with his person and finds the matter somewhere inbetween exuberance and disavowal.

[…] Obama is, after all, hardly a leftist, regardless of the attributions of “socialism” proffered by his conservative opponents. In what ways will his actions be constrained by party politics, economic interests, and state power; in what ways have they been compromised already? Read the rest of this entry »