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A new book scheduled for release on Tuesday criticizes the president over his tenure and offers a scathing review from a leftist perspective.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick combine to explain how the president's policies and actions have actually mirrored former President George W. Bush's causing the stuttering recovery the last four years.
The book, "The Untold History of the United States," lays out an interpretation of a liberal perspective that encompasses American history from the start of 20th century to present day.
The book totals more than 600 pages and takes a look at American influence and policy during that period, while holding no favor for either Republicans or Democrats.
The authors are most certainly disappointed over the presidents handling of the worst financial disaster since the great depression and the subsequently failed economy.
"The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse … rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them," Stone and Kuznick wrote.
Adding that Obama's election, "felt like a kind of expiation for the sins of a nation whose reputation had been sullied, as we have shown throughout this book, by racism, imperialism, militarism, nuclearism, environmental degradation and unbridled avarice."
The authors even present a case that the president has failed to deliver on many of his campaign promises including health care and civil liberties.
"Among the greatest disappointments to his followers was Obama's refusal to roll back the expanding national security state that so egregiously encroached on American civil liberties."
This book is just the most recent examination into the last four years and comes during a time where there have been many high-profile examples of documentaries and books released during this election cycle regarding the president's record.
The most widely known of those would be Dinesh D'Souza's "Obama's America: 2016" which is the second highest grossing documentary of all time pulling in more than $30 million since it was released.