Obama’s fact-poor poverty theory

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June 1, 2011
Orange County Register
by Thomas Sowell  
Posted in Commentary

"One of the painfully revealing episodes in Barack Obama's book, Dreams From My Father, describes his early experience listening to a sermon by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Among the things said in that sermon was that 'white folks' greed runs a world in need.' Obama was literally moved to tears by that sermon. This sermon may have been like a revelation to Barack Obama but its explanation of economic and other differences was among the oldest –- and most factually discredited –- explanations of such difference among all sorts of peoples in all sorts of places. Yet it is an explanation that has long been politically seductive in countries around the world." (06/01/11)


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