The Toronto Star interviews Obama.... in 1990

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The Toronto Star interviews Obama.... in 1990

Very interesting [url=] article [/url] up on The Star's website, featuring an interview they did with Obama in 1990, after he was just elected as the first black President of The Harvard Law Review:


Some of Obama's peers question the motives of this second-year law
student. They find it puzzling that despite Obama's openly progressive
views on social issues, he has also won support from staunch
conservatives. Ironically, he has come under the most criticism from
fellow black students for being too conciliatory toward conservatives
and not choosing more blacks to other top positions on the law review.

willing to talk to them (the conservatives) and he has a grasp of where
they are coming from, which is something a lot of blacks don't have and
don't care to have," said Christine Lee, a second-year law student who
is black. "His election was significant at the time, but now it's
meaningless because he's becoming just like all the others (in the


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Obama and Ignatieff are rapidly emerging as trojan horses for their respective parties, Manchurian candidates that would subvert the centre-left from the top, to restore and reaffirm elite dominance at the moment of their deepest crisis of legitimacy. It is a distressing, and almost prophetic development.