The View From 1776
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Echoes of the USSR
President Obama’s penchant for czars finds another Soviet-style expression.
See Andrew Klavan’s The Art of Corruption: The National Endowment for the Arts violates its founding principle on the City Journal website.
The president is following the precedent established by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin.
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