Great news: Harvard Law to offer course on “Understanding Obama”
posted at 8:40 am on April 12, 2012 by Jorge Bonilla
Via the Daily Caller, we get yet another glimpse of academia’s total lack of self-awareness and penchant for self-parody. Those looking to engage in Barack Obama’s cult of personality now have a useful primer:
According to the Harvard Law School course catalog, professor Charles Ogletree will be teaching a reading group called “Understanding Obama” for one classroom credit during the 2013 spring term.
If the name rings a bell, you’ll recall that Ogletree bragged about hiding the “radical hug” video during the 2008 campaign, so as not to harm Obama’s chances. Here’s what Harvard will deliver for those who should choose to shell out the +/- $1,700 admission and engage the Barack Obama Experience (insert obvious Marbury v. Madison and higher education reform jokes here):
This reading group will focus on the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader. We will explore his views as a biracial child, his time as a student at Harvard Law School, the successes and failures of his political campaigns, and the way religion and his views on faith nearly derailed his campaign. Finally, time will be spent analyzing the challenges he faces as President of the United States in establishing both his domestic and global policies.
So, basically, this is CRT within CRT. Everything I needed to know about how Obama would govern, and conduct policy, I learned here. Now, excuse me while I listen to Living Colour, without a hint of irony or sarcasm. I almost want to feel for the parents that shell out $47K/yr so their kids can engage in Obama worship…but at this point, they should know better. Buyer beware, right?
Exit question: Should he find himself available, will Obama himself guest-lecture this course? C’mon, Law Professor…you know you want to.
And now, meet Harvard Law’s Class of 2027.
A Spanish-language version of this post is available at El Tercer Riel (The Third Rail).