by James Simpson
How did long-time Obama friend Bill Ayers, a self-described "little ‘c' communist," and domestic terrorist, become a "distinguished professor" at the University of Illinois? What exactly does he teach? What is his relationship with Hugo Chavez? How did his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, gain a tenured position at Northwestern University?
last picture, from Los Angeles Times
These questions and more will be answered at a "Communism in the Classroom" press conference this coming Thursday, August 20, 12:30pm, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
- Mary Grabar, a refugee from communist Yugoslavia, is today a university professor, author and freelance writer whose work is regularly published in The Weekly Standard, Pajamas Media, CNS News, The American Spectator, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and others. Professor Grabar will discuss her report: "The Extreme Makeover of Bill Ayers: How a Communist Terrorist Became a "Distinguished" Professor of Education," and a follow-up report, "Did Bill Ayers Get His Teaching Job the Chicago Way?"
- Paul Kengor is the executive director of the Center for Vision & Values and professor of political science at Grove City College. Known for his best-selling books, God and Ronald Reagan, God and George W. Bush, and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, Kengor frequently appears as a political commentator on national radio and television. Mr. Kengor will be discussing his report: "Anti-Anti Communism and the Academy."
For further information, see:
"Jim Simpson on Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn: 'Guilty as Hell, Free as a Bird' (for now)"
+ Larry Grathwohl Interview