Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some links about my Issue Paper topic

Politico has an article entitled "'Obamabots' defend POTUS [President of the United States] in Twitterverse", which points to some evidence of various bloggers and users of Twitter who are ardent supports of President Obama, and who propagate his cult of personality.  Another background source that I found, but need to look more into is this book.  It's about the excessive power accumulated by the office of the nation's Chief Executive during previous and current presidencies.  Most of the readers rated it fairly highly.  Another book I found to look more into is The Rise Of Barack Obama by Pete Souza.  Also, in order to compare adulation towards him with that projected towards other major political leaders throughout history, especially those to whom cults of personality have been attributed, I will be reading more about Stalin, perhaps here, and personality cults here.  Obviously, I will continue to be on the look out to find more good sources to bolster my writing.

5 comments:

Brian said...

dude, "The Ride of Barack Obama" sounds awesome. Seriously. hahaha, awesome topic, and good sources.

Mark said...

This is great! you can talk in there somewhere how he even was elected into office by the media. more great ideas! haha

Kelli Lyn said...

This is too funny. Really great sources, man.

Andy Petersen said...

So with the Prezi I have been messing around with it and have been looking at how to do things and getting to know it pretty well. So if you want to send me pictures or specific quotes to put in it i can already put them in and when we are in class we can work on details, order for the presentation, and logistics.

deb8jaz said...

The Cult of the Presidency looks like a good one to read.