An author, journalist, and social anthropologist (PhD Harvard), Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a contributing editor to National Review Online. His latest book is Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism.
"President Obama is a socialist!" The explosive charge has been made, rebutted, and laughed off since the 2008 campaign. In Radical-in-Chief, Kurtz asserts that the charge is not off base and backs up his assertion with a detailed examination of President Obama's past from his college days to his Chicago associations with Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.
He details the gradualist, socialist strategy of Obama’s mentors and answers the key questions at the heart of this issue. "What difference does it make what Barack Obama believes? All that need concern us is what he does. Isn’t that right?"
Stanley Kurtz is an adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, with a special interest in America's "culture wars." Kurtz writings on the family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action, and campus "political correctness" have appeared regularly for publications such as National Review, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, and Commentary. Kurtz graduated from Haverford College and holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. He did his field work in India and taught at Harvard and the University of Chicago. He has published extensively on family life, child rearing, religion, and psychology in various parts of the world.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief, traces President Barack Obama's political ideology back to his college years, where Kurtz argues Obama was "a Marxist-Leninist who looked forward to revolution." Kurtz claims Obama continued to attend Socialist conferences, which inspired him to become a community organizer.