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Some Blind Spots and Hypocrisies of European Obamamania

(123) Comments | Posted June 10, 2008 | 5:36 PM

This follows up our May 28 Huffington Post piece, "Obama and the Progressives: A Curious Paradox," in which we pointed out that there's something puzzling about Barack Obama appeal to some of his most ardent "progressive" supporters. Andy Markovits is currently in Europe (serving as a Visiting Professor of...

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Obama and the Progressives: A Curious Paradox

(58) Comments | Posted May 28, 2008 | 5:56 PM

For millions of Americans, Barack Obama and his message have inspired intense support, enthusiasm, and even exhilaration. But there's something paradoxical about Obama's appeal to an important segment of his supporters.

Aside from African-Americans, Barack Obama's strongest support has come from affluent whites with college degrees or beyond, especially...

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