On the rise of the "birthers" and Tea Party movements

Dartmouth College has collaborated with Donald E. Pease, author of The New American Exceptionalism, on this video about the book and its notion of “state fantasy.” He describes how recent events such as the “birthers” and Tea Party movements are “designed to take the basic elements of George W. Bush’s war on terror and redescribe them as applicable to Barack Obama,” and points out how President Obama can reclaim the public sphere.

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