I became a huge fan of Stanley Kurtz during the 2008 campaign. Dr. Kurtz, a painstaking, scholarly, responsible researcher, was, in my view, foremost among those happy few who dug deep into the question the liberal media struggled so very hard to ignore -- Who is Barack Obama? Of course, Kurtz received the smear treatment for his efforts.
I have wondered what he's been up to since then. Now we know:
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I am pleased to announce that my political biography of President Obama, Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, will be published on October 19 by the Threshold imprint of Simon & Schuster. Here is the Amazon page. Here is the cover:
Given my various adventures during the last presidential campaign, it seemed best to remain discrete until now. The goal has been to minimize any possible interference with my research, which has proceeded non-stop since 2008. The book is under embargo, so I cannot detail its revelations. Today’s press release conveys the core argument, however. Here’s the text:Part biography, part history, part detective story, RADICAL-IN-CHIEF reveals the carefully hidden tale of Barack Obama’s political past. Stanley Kurtz, who’s research helped inject the Bill Ayers and ACORN issues into the 2008 presidential campaign, presents the results of more than two years of digging into President Obama’s radical political world. The book is filled with previously unknown information about the president’s past, tied together by a bold argument about what Obama’s deepest political convictions really are.
RADICAL-IN-CHIEF marshals a wide array of never-before-seen evidence to establish that the president of the United States is indeed a socialist. Tracing an unbroken thread of socialist activities and political partnerships, from Obama’s youth through his community organizing days and beyond, the book confirms that the president’s harshest critics have been right about his socialism all along.
RADICAL-IN-CHIEF also exposes the truth about community organizers–the socialist beliefs they hold and hide, and how they trained and groomed a president. Obama’s community organizer colleagues had a strategy for slowly and stealthily turning the United States into a socialist nation. The Obama administration is carrying out that strategy today.
This book will forever change our national debate about who Barack Obama is.I’m excited to be able to offer this book to the public, and look forward to reentering our collective debate over the political character of the Obama administration.