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Barack Obama 101

The Democratic frontrunner, in the Trib:

“Books are a big scam,” Obama said. “I taught law at the University of Chicago for 10 years, and one of the biggest scams is law professors write their own text books and then assign it to their students.”
“They make a mint. It’s a huge racket,” he added.

But will he propose a federal textbook-financing program? 
(Hat tip: IHE.)

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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