A documentary about Barak Obama at the University of Chicago. The Intellectual, the Constitutional Lawyer, The University Teacher and the Ideas that formed him. How his intellectual past influences his presidential policy and practice.
Review from The Guardian
by Camilla Redmond
Yesterday’s Wednesday Documentary was titled Obama: Professor President, and looked specifically at how his years studying and teaching academic law helped to prepare him for politics.
Presenter Kwame Anthony Appiah gathered a weighty collection of interviewees from Obama’s Harvard and University of Chicago days. Two themes were consistent: his intellectual brilliance and his drive to alleviate inequality in American society. One colleague recalled urging Obama to jettison political ambition in favour of academia.”The truth is,” came the reply, “I feel a responsibility and I think I have the opportunity to do something about it.”
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