PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
If you want to understand Barack Obama's radical agendas and the socialist movement in which he spent twenty years molding himself as a leader, and preparing for his role as president and commander-in-chief, put down whatever you are reading and pick up a copy of Stanley Kurtz's new book Radical in Chief. This indispensable work contains a wealth of previously unpublished research and tells the hitherto missing story of the activists who supported America's Communist enemies in the Sixties and attempted to "bring the war home" through violence in the streets, and who learned through their defeats to pursue the same destructive agendas through stealth and infiltration, and have emerged behind Obama as the dominant force in the Democratic Party.
STANLEY KURTZ is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a contributing editor for National Review Online. He has also written for National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Policy Review, and Commentary
About Radical in Chief: In his controversial new book, veteran journalist Stanley Kurtz culls together two years of investigations from archives and never-before-tapped sources to present an exhaustively-researched expose of President Obama's biggest secret-the socialist convictions and tactical ruthlessness he has long swept under the rug. Kurtz makes an in-depth exploration of the president's connections to radical groups such as ACORN, UNO of Chicago, the Midwest Academy, and the Socialist Scholars Conferences. He sheds light on what the New York Times called a "lost chapter" of the president's life-his years at Columbia-and proves that Obama's youthful infatuation with socialism was not just a phase. Those ideas have shaped his political views and set the groundwork for the long-term strategy of his administration.
The gap between inner conviction and public relations in Obama's case is vastly wider than for most American politicians. If Americans understood in 2008 the facts Kurtz reveals in this shocking political biography, Obama would not be president today. The fears of his harshest critics are justified: our Commander-in- Chief is a Radical-in-Chief.