On Obama examines some of the key philosophical questions that accompany the historic emergence of the 44th US president. The purpose of the book is to take seriously the once-common thought that Mr. Obama had ushered in a post-historical age. Three questions organize the argument of the book. Has the US become post-racial? Does Obama's pragmatism show the way to a post-partisan approach to politics? And does the reining in of US power and ambitions signal the emergence of a post-imperial moment? The book does not answer these questions directly, but considers how Mr. Obama's public image and career raise the questions, and experiments with some lines of thought that emerge in their light.
Machine generated contents note: One.On Post-Racialism: The President as Racial Project -- Two.On Post-Partisanship: The President as Pragmatist -- Three.On Post-Imperialism: The World's Moses, America's Zipporah