Blum Sees Little “Sublime Mystery” in Obama Victory

In "Neither Christ Nor Antichrist: A Reflection on the Election of Barack Obama," an essay for, historian Edward J. Blum warns against assigning too much sublime mystery to the President Elect. "When we think of Obama as 'savior-elect,' we court trouble. . . .To attack Obama as the end of the world seems silly, but to vest in him
the hopes for a national and world transformation seem equally

Blum, author of W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet, also discussed the significance of this year's presidential election with KPBS Radio.