Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Why Obama's Socialism Doesn't Matter
Bookworm has a good post at The American Thinker on why Socialism should matter but another post by Paul Kengor explains why it is not likely to matter in this election.
"The leftist intelligentsia that dominates higher education, and which writes the civics texts used in high schools -- I've read and studied these texts -- and which trains the teachers who teach in high schools, is not in the slightest bit notably anti-communist. These liberals do not teach the lessons of communism...Getting people to understand Obama's past is a big challenge all it's own. Getting them to care is another.
It is easy to teach, if the professor desires. The problem is that it isn't being taught. Consequently, Americans today do not know why communism is such a devastating ideology, at both the level of plain economic theory and in actual historical practice."