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Roberto Unger speaks out against former student Barack Obama

Rebecca Nathanson18 June 2012

Roberto Unger, author of The Left Alternative, is speaking out against the Democratic Party and President Barack Obama, his former student at Harvard Law School. In a YouTube video recently featured in the Huffington Post, Unger speaks about the necessity of defeating Obama in the upcoming Presidential Election in order to advance the progressive cause in the long run.

"The government bribed, placated, and finally abandonned the people," he says of the Democratic Party's response to the financial crisis, adding that the Party "proposes no new directions." "He has delivered the politics of democracy to the rule of money" and "has evoked a politics of handholding, but no one changes the world without a struggle," says Unger of Obama. While he admints that a Republican presidency will come with a cost, he thinks that this cost will be minimal and that the risk of "military adventurism" will be high no matter which candidate wins in November. 

Watch the full interview here: