The president’s orders to assassinate the American-Muslim cleric al-Awlaki are the latest sign that he’s embraced Bush’s radical view of national security and betrayed the constitution, says Roger D. Hodge.
Roger D. Hodge is the author of The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism. Hodge was the editor-in-chief of Harper's Magazine from 2006 to 2010. He joined the staff of Harper's in 1996, created the magazine's "Findings" column, as well as the online "Weekly Review," and was a National Magazine Award finalist for Reviews and Criticism in 2006. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their two sons.