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Ilinois's Democratic senator illuminates the constraints of mainstream politics all too well in this sonorous manifesto. Obama (Dreams from My Father) castigates divisive partisanship (especially the Republican brand) and calls for a centrist politics based on broad American values. His own...
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Essays, poems, two plays, and excerpts from novels sample the witty satire and politically charged storytelling and cultural criticism that has made Reed one of the best known U.S. writers. His settings include the Harlem Renaissance, antebellum plantations, the mythical never-never land of the...