Uncommon Knowledge: Stanley Kurtz

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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A while back I reviewed Stanley Kurtz’s latest book, Radical in Chief, a political biography of Barack Obama and a history of the evolution of American Socialism since the 1970s. It’s an important book, crucial to any real understanding both of the President, himself, and, indirectly, of how derelict the media was in their coverage of Obama’s background†.

Kurtz was recently interviewed by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution for their web program, Uncommon Knowledge. Here’s what they have to say about the subject:

Recent guest Stanley Kurtz decided to do what the press failed to do – take an honest look at Obama’s politics. His investigation resulted in Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism. In this episode, Kurtz discusses the many socialist influences in Obama’s life, from his college years to his time as a community organizer, with men such as Bill Ayers, Frank Marshal Davis, and Jeremiah Wright.

In examining Obama’s main mentors, Kurtz begins to see a clear ideology that motivates the President’s disdain for the middle class, take-no-prisoners approach to passing socialized healthcare, reluctance to discuss political theory and desire for, ultimately, a socialist revolution.

The interview is a little over 30 minutes long. Get a cup of tea or coffee, sit back, and relax. I think you’ll find it worthwhile:

†Yeah, I know. They had much more important, world-shaking issues to deal with. Like Sarah Palin’s tanning bed.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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2 Responses to “Uncommon Knowledge: Stanley Kurtz”


  1. camojack says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of Sarah Palin’s tanning bed…but then, I don’t get my news from the so-called “mainstream” media.

  2. Glenn Bergen says:

    Interesting video, but not new news. Thank God my mother is dead; she was a life-long Democrat. She would not recognize the current Democratic Party. The Dems have been hijacked and co-opted into the Socialist/Marxist vanguard. Several of my black friends were offended when I referred to Obama as” black Marxist MF”, and that made me a racist.Too bad.