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Barack Obama and Reinhold Niebuhr

The President calls Reinhold Niebuhr "one of my favorite philosophers." Find out more about the intellectual influence the theologian has had on Obama.

David Brooks in The New York Times
In October 2007, Brooks's column tells how a shot-in-the-dark question about Niebuhr he put to Obama illicited a surprisingly enthusiastic and thorough response.

Obama and Niebuhr: A Conversation
Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discuss Reinhold Niebuhr and the President at Georgetown University in 2009. The conversation was moderated by American Public Media's Krista Tippett.

Barack by the Books
Salon.com explores the influence Reinhold Niebuhr and other thinkers have had on "the most literary president in recent memory."

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