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.