If you think you know everything there is to know about good ol’ Barry Obama, think again. No one knows more about the life of Barack Hussain Obama than David Garrow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who spent more than eight years toiling away at what will be the most comprehensive biography ever published on Obama’s life when it comes out on May 9th, 2017.
Garrow talks about how strange it is that so much of what Obama did before moving to his life in congress is largely ignored.
Via the Daily Beast:
“Barack and his closest friend in the early 1990s, when they were in law school, wrote several hundred pages of a proposed book manuscript that was never published,” Garrow said. “Particularly the 140 pages or so of that manuscript that are about race give significant insight into Barack’s thinking, you know, when he was leaving law school, about to enter into public life in Illinois.”
In the manuscript, Obama called America a “racist society” and said:
Racism against African Americans continues to exist throughout American society, an admittedly racist culture, Obama and Fischer wrote, according to Garrow.
Precisely because America is a racist society we cannot realistically expect white America to make special concessions toward blacks over the long haul.
The greatest testimony to the force of racist ideology in American culture is that it infects not only the mind of whites, but the minds of blacks as well.
Garrow was interviewed by the Jamie Weinstein Show where he talks about the book.
According to Garrow, if Republicans had done their job, we might have been able to avoid the train wreck that was the Obama administration altogether. Had the left known how Obama saw things, even they probably wouldn’t have gone for him. He said that he expects people to be “profoundly astonished” by how much of Obama’s life has not yet been revealed.
He also hints that he would question the reliability of parts of Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father, which was published in 2004. Garrow, who in no way considers himself a conservative, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his biography Martin Luther King, Jr., carried out 1,000 interviews for his latest book on Obama.