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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Barack Obama the Frantz Fanon Fan

In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, Barack Obama writes of of his days at Columbia University.

There he sought out the "The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets."

With these new friends, Obama discussed "neocolonialism, Franz (sic) Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy"

Check out this little piece on Fanon, taken from the Australian anarchist website Whenua, Fenua, Enua, Vanua


Blogger JCD said...

Obama was definitely a Marxist when I met him for the first time in the fall of 1980. He was a sophomore at Occidental College and he was already an ardent Marxist at that time.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Thanks JCD-I've researched many of the activists at Occidental in that era.

Can you tell me more? Do you know who he was associated with?

8:54 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Read The Obama Timeline. It is the most complete source of detailed information about the history of the thug-in-chief:

Part I of the Timeline is also now available in paperback (638 pages). Part II is on the above web site and is updated on a daily basis.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Don, can you please explain your "thug-in-chief" comment? I'm interested in the type of thuggery Obama has been involved in.

2:32 PM  

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