You thought Obama was a socialist? Wrong!!!

Originally posted elsewhere on 10/28/2010

I know, I know. I thought he was a socialist, too. But we’ve got it all wrong. Harvard Historian, James T. Kloppenberg, has done extensive research on Obama’s political philosophy, and in his new book Kloppenberg reveals the truth. Obama is a… wait for it… pragmatist.

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Welcome to global governance

Book cover:  The New Road to Serfdom

Originally published elsewhere on 10/18/2010

Since the American Left dreams of an America that is more like Europe, it is worth noting developments within the European Union (EU). In The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America, Daniel Hannan really brings home how anti-democratic this emerging superstate is. Daniel Hannan is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing South East England in the EU.

Following WWII, the elite within Europe wanted Europe to arrange its affairs so that another war like it would never happen. Hannan singles out Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman as being forefathers of the movement that would eventually lead to the EU. Hannan claims that Monnet, Schuman, and other prominent European intellectuals in the 1950s really didn’t have much faith in the democratic institution of voting. In the years leading up to WWII, these intellectual leaders felt that the common folk had shown themselves to be easily swayed by demagogues. What mattered most to these forefathers of the EU was to so intertwine the economies and administrative bodies of the Western European nations that it would be logistically impossible for a member state to engage in war with another member state.

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