Why is David Frum pretending that the Obama administration is less radical than it is? Just because an intellectual featherweight like Cornel West is unhappy with Obama’s steady march towards capitulation abroad and socialism at home doesn’t mean that this isn’t the most radical presidency in American history or that the Administration (and Congress) aren’t crawling with Afro-Marxists (and just plain Marxists). David can’t even get his facts straight. It was Cornel West and the Harvard left that fired Summers — not the other way around. Summers was on his knees, begging West to stay, a fact that pulls the rug from under Frum’s whole argument.