Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s. This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son. The son makes it happen, but he candidly admits he is only living out his father's dream. The invisible father provides the inspiration, and the son dutifully gets the job done. America today is governed by a ghost.via
Obama's dad's essay on African Socialism is available here.
I think that it is a mistake to imagine that Obama is a deeply mysterious figure, as opposed to a conventional liberal. He is no stranger than contemporary liberalism is.Of course, he is something of a flying monkey himself.
Or maybe Ponnuru thinks that "contemporary liberalism" really does want to destroy America and there is not reason sound like a deranged mad man, when you can just point out that Liberalism wants to destroy America, which doesn't sound crazy at all.
An erudite rejoinder to D'Souza from The Economist.