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Sun 11 Jan 2009 17:00 BBC Radio 4

40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 January 2009

Prof Kwame Anthony Appiah investigates president-elect Obama's academic career before his election to the US Senate in 2004.

He examines the intellectual ideas which influenced him during his time as a student at Harvard and later as a law professor at the University of Chicago, and considers what effect they might have on his policy-making as president.


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