Towards a Happy Ending

  title={Towards a Happy Ending},
  author={V. Prashad},
  journal={Socialism and Democracy},
  pages={24 - 34}
ions are important, but when too far detached from the mulch of things they become ludicrous. If the abstractions are firmly rooted in Tradition, it becomes harder both to question them and to show that, belonging to a different age, they make little sense in our time. US President Barack Obama’s speeches are glorious. They are a joy to listen to, to read later. He is able to dig deep into the rich rhetorical tradition of the Christian world and of the US Founding Fathers, and to articulate a… Expand
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