Saturday, October 16, 2010
Implications of President Obama's Marxist Roots: On the Air with Prof. Paul Kengor - Author of Dupes
I'm steadily trying to get out the word about young Obama's commitment to Marxist thought. I'm grateful to the folks at the Glen Meaken show for giving me some air time this morning. Check it out here.
I was honored to be interviewed this morning by Dr. Paul Kengor. (Kengor was the guest host for the Glen Meakem radio program in Western Pennsylvania.) Kengor is a professor at Grove City College and the executive director of the College's Center for Vision and Values.
As you may know, Kengor is a regular featured columnist at Townhall.com, a web-based publication primarily dedicated to conservative politics. I know him, however, from his most known best selling book, "God and Ronald Reagan." Kengor is currently finishing a major work on Ronald Reagan’s role in his administration’s effort to undermine the Soviet Union.
I was grateful to learn that my report on young Obama's commitment to Marxist-Leninist thought has been published in Kengor's newest book, “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”
On the radio show, I indicated that I knew President Obama when he was still a student at Occidental College. I graduated from Occidental College in 1979 and I was the founder of the Democratic Socialist Alliance. When I knew Obama, he was definitely a Marxist Leninist looking forward to an immenent revolution.
In my view, Obama’s attraction to this radical ideology as a young college student helps explain his absolute determination as President to pass the “progressive” agenda of the liberal left. While I painfully transformed into a church going, Ronald Reagan conservative, President Obama has never described a similar political evolution - away from socialist thinking - for himself.
You can listen to the whole radio show by clicking here.
John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.