What to Expect from the Obama Administration for the Next Four Years: Synopses from Tariq Ali, Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, and Ralph Nader

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We are already familiar with Obama’s policies from the last four years, so we should not expect much to change now that he has retained his title as the President of the United States of America. No matter the opinion on his domestic policy both in praise and in criticism, most would agree that his foreign policy has been a dismal failure. Hence, in the grand scheme of things his administration gets a failing grade, especially considering that foreign and domestic policy have become indivisible.

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Below you will find four interviews conducted by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! The first is a 2008 interview with Gore Vidal about where we’ve come from – up to and including the Bush years. The second, third, and forth are 2012 interviews with Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, and Ralph Nader, respectively, summarizing Obama’s first term and giving us a glimpse of what to expect for the next four years.

Legendary Author Gore Vidal on the Bush Presidency, History and the “United States of Amnesia”

Noam Chomsky on WikiLeaks, Obama’s Targeted Assassinations and Latin America’s Break from the U.S.

Chris Hedges on 9/11, Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt”

“He Says One Thing and Does Another”: Ralph Nader Responds to Obama’s State of the Union Address

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  • emperorreagan

    Obama did nothing to alter the trajectory of the US, so of course it is going to keep on the same path – straying from traditional legal conceits like due process, towards the notion of unregulated free markets, towards US military adventurism, etc.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.fischer.73 Eric Fischer

      Not much one could add to that other than while Obama essentially manages Saint Reagan’s ninth term in office, Team Red will scream about living in “one nation under socialism” while Team Blue defends their guy now matter how blatantly he sells them out.