I get a lot of email like this:
Dear Mr. Goldberg,
Just got started on chapter 9 — Brave New World. Your comments about
Alinsky and Hillary Clinton got me to thinking that if you written the
book six months later, you would have written more about the influence
of Saul Alinsky on Barack Obama.
You mention that BHO was a community organizer in Chicago and was
trained by Alinsky disciples. Given BHO’s training in community
organizing, it’s now clear to me why he apparently went to great
lengths to seek out the Rev. J. Wright’s church. Am I correct, or at
least in the right chapter, that there is a great commonality between
fascism and “black liberation theology?” At least that is what I’ve
gleaned from your book and what I’ve learned from reading about “black
liberation theology” over the past couple of weeks.
Me: I will say I see the same similarities from what I’ve read, but I haven’t read enough. I keep meaning to go to school on black liberation theology, but I just haven’t had the time. The similarities between certain strains of the German Christian Movement and Jeremiah Wright’s schtick certainly seem significant. But I need to read more.