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Prospect’s December issue: Hoping for audacity

By Mary Fitzgerald  

Despite his lofty rhetoric and the frenzied excitement surrounding his campaign, Obama is no radical; argues Michael Lind in this month’s cover story, Obama’s policy proposals have been modest, and his movement so far has been a personality cult, not a true movement with a substantive agenda, Lind says—but extreme events can force politicians to be bold, and the new president now has a chance to redefine American liberalism.

Plus, Prospect experts weigh in on what Obama means for the future of America. Beltway insider…

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