Monday, April 14, 2008
(3:39 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Obama and MarxAt first I was upset about this column comparing Obama and Marx because I'd misread the author's name as "Kristof" -- then when I looked back and realized it was Kristol instead, the world suddenly made sense again.
Of the many ironies of the column, my favorite is that Kristol is one of the main propagandists of a movement that has only managed to retain power through blowing smoke up religious people's asses -- that is, essentially taking advantage of the misguided resentment that Obama correctly diagnoses. Kristol has spoken respectfully of Obama before, and I assume that he wouldn't have brought out the big guns of calling him a Marxist if Obama hadn't hit a nerve with this one.