Sunday, May 14, 2017

Living History: Reading David Garrow's Rising Star

I’m still reading through David J. Garrow’s new presidential biography, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. Already, however, I can report that he cited a number – but not all – of my American Thinker articles. Garrow recommends reading them in chronological order.
He also reports that I completed my Ph.D. and taught at Williams College. I have to think the late presidential history James MacGregor Burns who was a colleague of mine at Williams College would be proud of me today.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

1 comment:

  1. I am thinking that this has been the best four months ever. Here's my take on what's up.

    Favorite moment: Trump succeeds in appointing Neil Gorsuch to the SCOTUS.

    Worst moments(s): Cowardly Republicans in Congress fail to adequately support Trump's effort to build a wall to stop dangerous illegal immigration from Mexico.

    Biggest question: Since Obama lied about his past, misused the IRS to attack his political opponents and spied on his political enemies, why aren't more people alarmed by the radical, authoritarian aspects of Obama's presidency?

    Second biggest question: Now that Trump has rolled back much of Obama's legacy, how much longer will it take to end Obamacare and install a new, market-driven health care system that will provide superior results for all of us?

    Biggest miscalculation: Thinking it was wise to let Hillary off the hook for her behind-the-scenes efforts to enrich herself at public expense and failing to prosecute her for endangering us by sending messages using her unsecured, personal e-mail account.

    Second biggest miscalculation: Failing to toss out all the Obama appointees and sympathizers who still have jobs in the executive branch.