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Interpreting Obama’s victory

November 5, 2008

I don’t ordinarily do this, but I thought Duck readers might be interested in seeing my post on “President-Elect Obama” over at my personal blog.

It is impossible to be happy on the day of my father’s funeral, but the American electorate is doing its best to win me over for the rest of the decade.

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.