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Pragmatic Socialism

Yesterday at Slate, David Weigel posted the first serious critical review of my new book, Radical-in-Chief. Weigel asks: “Is the president still a Marxist if he cuts taxes?” I answer that question in my reply to Weigel, “Obama, Pragmatic Socialist,” just posted on NRO’s homepage.

By the way, I think Rich gets the president’s mixture of pragmatism and ideology just right in his column on “Obama’s Mitterrand Moment.”

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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