Published by the Center for the Study of The Great Ideas (founded in 1990 by Mortimer J. Adler and Max Weismann)
In association with the The Adler-Aquinas Institute and Aquinas School of Leadership
Member of the Alliance for Liberal Learning

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Kwame Somburu, Perennial Socialist Candidate, Dies at 81

Sam Roberts' obituary at The New York Times includes that,
"Mr. [Kwame] Somburu evolved from a high school dropout named Paul Boutelle, who sold the Great Books of the Western World series door to door and voted for the straight Republican ticket in 1956, into a public school teacher who adopted the name of a Kenyan tribe and embraced a Trotskyite scientific socialism forged in anti-imperialism and class-conscious black nationalism."
Later mention is made of Mr. Somburu's July 10, 1968 appearance on an episode of Firing Line discussing "The Socialist Workers' Party and American Politics".

1 comment: