October 12, 2012
Paul Kengor | from the October 2012 issue
Meet the hard-core Communist who mentored the future 44th President of the United States.
…IN SUM, FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS surely helps shed light on how America’s current president developed into a man of the left, ultimately ranked by National Journal as the most left-leaning member of the U.S. Senate— to the left of Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, and everyone else—in the final year before he ran for president. The man now in charge of the mightiest economic engine in the history of humanity was influenced, to some notable degree, by a pro-Soviet CPUSA member who plainly stood on the wrong side of history—stumping for an ideology that took the lives of over 100 million people in the last century. This man planted his flag on the dark side of the Iron Curtain.
This man, and his relationship with the most powerful man in the world—our current president— at least merits our attention.
Read it all at The American Spectator: http://spectator.org/