My newest piece for the Huffington Post is live. It’s about how the heroic narrative as proposed by Joseph Campbell maps onto President Obama’s journey up through his election. At midterm, and facing reelection in two short years, where does the hero of the 2008 campaign go from here? Do click on the picture to read.
2 thoughts on “New at Huffington: Barack Obama and Joseph Campbell”
I enjoyed the article, Chris. It’s nice to see the rhetoric of Joseph Campbell used outside of a university pre-law lecture. Maybe if we as voting citizens realized that no superhuman heroes walk the earth, we would have a daily discourse with our elected officials as to how best manage the country instead of biannual coronations that leave us disappointed and weary.
Loved this comment! Thank you, and I agree wholeheartedly with you about a far better way to approach our political rights/duties/responsibilities.