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The limits of eloquence

06 Oct

At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this July, Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton as his political heir. The significance of choosing his former secretary of state as candidate for the first female president of the United States was the greater for Obama being the first African American to hold that position. But feminists, like black Americans, may soon grow wary of symbols, which are less powerful than the structures they aim to overthrow, yet barely scratch.

Source: The limits of eloquence, by Benoît Bréville & Serge Halimi (Le Monde diplomatique – English edition, October 2016)

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Posted by on October 6, 2016 in North America

 

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