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THE SPINE SEPTEMBER 27, 2006

Debating Society

I''ve posted two pieces on The Spine (here and here) about John McWhorter's New York Sun article on Barack Obama. Then, legal scholar Cass Sunstein and American historian Michael Kazin wrote (also here and here) their responses to McWhorter on Open University, of which they are "faculty." Now, John himself, also a faculty member, has responded to his critics.

Don't miss any of this laden controversy. This gentle contretemps raises important issues about race in the United States and about racial preferences in the Democratic Party. Of course, as I pointed out, Obama is hardly Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. Mike makes the point even more sharply. For whatever it's worth (and it isn't unpredictable), I'd be very happy with a Gore-Obama ticket.

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