Chris Coons: ‘I Studied Under A Marxist’

23 Sep

The American Spectator provides more quotes from Coons regarding his Marxist roots:

“The point that others ignore is that I was ready to change. Experiences at Amherst my first two years made me skeptical and uncomfortable with Republicanism…”

“Kenya provided a needed catalyst; …I studied under a bright and eloquent Marxist professor at the University of Nairobi…”

“Some of the ‘Leftists’ that I met were terrifyingly persuasive, although I never admitted that.”

“…several professors challenged the basic assumptions about America and world relations with which I had grown up…and undermined the accepted value of progress and the cultural superiority of the West.”

“I came to suspect…that the ideal of America as ‘a beacon of freedom and justice, providing hope for the world’ was not exactly based on reality.”

“What do other nations think of us? Can private enterprise and democracy solve the problems of developing nations? Is Marxism an evil ideology, leading millions into totalitarian slavery? These were some of the questions in the back of my mind…”

“I realize that Kenya and America are very different, but experiences like this warned me that my own favorite beliefs in the miracles of free enterprise and the boundless opportunities to be had in America might be largely untrue.”

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