Social Justice as a Code Word for Socialism: Remembering the Young Barack Obama


I’m excited I stumbled over Richard Wolffe’s article, “When Barry Became Barack,” Newsweek, March 31, 2008.  This piece covers the period around when I first met the young Barack Obama, during his sophomore year at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

My review of this article is particularly relevant right now [...]

Face-to-Face with Young Marxist Obama: Remembering My Days as an Anti-Apartheid Student Activist


My most vivid memory of my time visiting with Obama was the way he strongly argued a rather simple-minded version of Marxist theory.