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Debate: What Barack believes

Updated Tuesday 10th November 2009

Community member Thespian was impressed by Obama's oratory, but wanted to know what lies beneath

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Watched Obama's speech on health care earlier today and whether you like him or not, as a speaker he is exceptional.

But my question is what do you think is his philosophy?

Which philosophers ideas would you say are closest to Obama's own beliefs?

 

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