As an African-American who worked as a Chicago community organizer and opposed the Iraq War, Barack Obama represents a challenge to the recent pattern of American progressives to reject Democratic candidates almost out of hand.
In Election 2000, it was common for leading progressives to dismiss Democrat Al Gore as offering “not a dime’s worth of difference” from Republican George W. Bush, and many similar arguments are being made from the Left today about the Obama-McCain race.
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In this interview, Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine, speaks about Obama and the intellectual and political integrity of the progressive movement.
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