Notes From A Promised Land

The Idea of America 

When you have the credentials to lead
He shows his lighter side and more insight into what its like to be president. 
He narrates the entire audiobook.
When you read about how he began missing out on his kids futures, you felt that. 

Obama references former leaders Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt frequently in terms of how their policies and insights kept the country together, from collapse. But most notably mentions Mahatma Gandhi as his biggest influence. 

He makes a distinction between the people he likes or disapproves of and their policy or what they stood for. For example, he likes George Bush the person even if he doesn't agree with his policies. There is an importance in separating the person from their work. 

Careful not to celebrate early.

The last chapter was thrilling and engaging.

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