Shelby Steele

Hoover Institution

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Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in the study of race, multiculturalism and American political culture; author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited about Obama and Why He Can't Win

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Almost since the revolution that created the United States, Americans have considered themselves as a nation apart.

'American Exceptionalism:' Myth or Reality?

Almost since the revolution that created the United States, Americans have considered themselves as a nation apart.

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Barack Obama 's mother was white and his father was African. In the United States, that makes him black.

Obama, Race and the Presidential Campaign

Barack Obama 's mother was white and his father was African. In the United States, that makes him black.

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