The Amateur Topics for Discussion
Explain Klein's concept of an amateur. To what extent does Obama count as an amateur early in the book? Later in the book?
Does Klein apply the concept of an amateur to Obama correctly? Or is his use of the concept more strained and complicated?
Name three of Klein's main criticisms of Obama. How many of them are related to Obama's putative amateurism?
Pick two of Obama's associates that Klein criticizes and explain Klein's critiques.
How do Klein's criticisms of Obama's policies fit into the main narrative of the book, if in fact they do so?
What do you think Klein's driving concern about Obama is? Does this concern fit with Klein's stated concerns?
Do you think Klein is fair to Obama? Why or why not? Explain in detail.(read more)