Obama the history man

The third presidential debate was a reminder of Obama's obsession with history and how he views himself within it

By James McAuley  

Last night’s debate—the third and final bout of sparring between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney before the election—was a victory for Obama. In the conversation on foreign policy, he was aggressive, assiduous and articulate. Two weeks before 6th November, he came across like the president he is.

For entertainment value, he slipped in a few memorable one-liners that skewered Romney’s efforts to position himself as a centrist in…

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