Sunday, November 30, 2008

OBAMA AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF KARL REINHOLD NIEBUHR

In a New York Times article on Obama in 2007,  journalist David Brooks told that Obama's favorite philosopher is Karl Reinhold Niebuhr.  Niebuhr (1892-1971)  was an American Protestant theologian and philosopher who fused Christianity with the writings of Karl Marx.  A supporter of the New Deal,  he was a democratic socialist whose synthesis of the Early Writings of Marx and the New Testement gives a clear indication that Barack Obama's ideas rest upon a solid platform of philosophical theories and ideology.  

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