Kresta in the Afternoon – August 20, 2012 – Hour 2

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    First Topic - The Shaping of a President's Mindset

    In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him "Frank." Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president. Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an "important influence" on Obama, one whom he "looked to" not merely for "advice on living" but as a "father" figure. Not unsympathetic to aspects of Davis' life, with Paul Kengor's The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves. Paul joins us.

    Second Topic - Kresta Comments

     

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