A Promised Land

Pinkerton: Barack Obama Is a Machiavellian Fox in ‘A Promised Land’

The irony of Obama is that for all his “Yes, we can” rhetoric, he was content to say, “No, we can’t.” In this, he fit Machiavelli’s definition of the fox-like politician who is shrewd enough to avoid traps. And while the life of a fox might be long, it is unlikely to be consequential because the ability to avoid traps is not the test of greatness.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Former President Barack Obama's memoir is seen on display at the Greenlight Bookstore in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn on November 17, 2020 in New York City. "A Promised Land" is the first of two memoirs written by former President Obama. (Photo by …

Scholla: Forget Baseball, Obama’s Favorite Pastime May Just Be Palin Bashing

In Barack Obama’s soon to be released memoir “A Promised Land”, the former president makes multiple references to sports. Obama mentions baseball great Jackie Robinson, he touches upon his own love of basketball, and he speaks of never learning to sail “despite having grown up in Hawaii”. But, this book clearly shows us that Obama’s favorite pastime may just be bashing President Trump and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

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