Full Texts – Potential Political Thought


Full Texts include mainly presidential speeches & remarks, as well as significant discussions by key officials, (categorized by topic).

  1. Foreign Policy

June 2013

2013 Obama Speeches of Note*

Brandenburg Gate Speech, June 2013

(related blog)

Civil Society Organization Remarks, Gorée Island Senegal, June 27

Quotables: “… a democracy is not just about Election Day.”

“Democracy and good governance involves the need for transparency and accountability on the part of government, but also active citizens who are monitoring what the government is doing — they’re speaking out. . .”

September 2013

Addresses the Nation about Syria, September 10, 2013

related blog Empire’s End September 11, 2013

Civil Society Remarks in St. Petersburg, Russia involving grassroots, Faith Based society notion of civil society groups.  This also pertains to New Civil Rights or LGBTers rights.

It also shows Obama’s belief in expanding the concept of NGOs to the United States.  “I’m now in government,  said Obama, “but I got my start as a community organizer, somebody who was working in what would be called an NGO in the international community.”

  1. Domestic Policy

June, July, August 2013

Climate Control

Use of executive action in way Obama is scaling back attempt to pass legislation.

Remarks on Trayvon Martin’s Death (Zimmerman Trial)

Surveillance State Blogs

White Paper on Patriot Act

*beginning June 2013 after publication of Out of Many, One: Obama and the Third American Political Tradition

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About Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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