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STANLEY KURTZ, the author of Radical-in-Chief, is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He has written for many publications, including National Review, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal. He has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel (August 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595230920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595230928
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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164 of 179 people found the following review helpful By James R. Holland VINE VOICE on August 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Reviewers Note: It's 7-13-2015 and Obama has just had HUD release his secret program to take over the suburbs as he predicted in this book. The program is called the AFFH Rule. Readers should check out the news. Mr. Kurtz knows what he is talking about.

This book was admittedly released at this time because Stanley Kurtz the author, feels that the facts included in it will awaken the voters in the suburbs to how Obama plans to abolish their communities and put them, their taxes and their schools under control of the Democrat big city mayors.

Kurtz details how Obama has long believed that the residents who fled the cities are racists and need to be dragged back into the cities to help solve the problems festering there. If Obama's plans for this forced redistribution became common knowledge, then it would be cause his re-election campaign to crash and burn.

Six short and to-the-point chapters entitled "Abolish the Suburbs, Manhattanizing America, In Up to His Eyeballs, Saul Alinsky Radical, A Suburb of the Mind, Redistribution Revolution, Fooled, Ruled, and Schooled" and "Obama in a New Light" plus lots of sources and notes and a good index make up the guts of this tome.

For those naïve suburban voters who have only been paying attention to mainstream media, if following the news at all, they don't realize that the so-called trillion-dollar stimulus plan was really just a poverty program that was intentionally mis-named to fool the voters. That's why it had almost no effect and certainly produced no improvements.
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88 of 101 people found the following review helpful By David Thomson on August 2, 2012
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Stanley Kurtz is essentially warning the secular suburbanites that Obama intends to continue severely damaging them. These are the naive voters who were conned by Bill Clinton and the "New Democrats." They were told it was now safe to cast their ballots for Democrat candidates because the party had mostly abandoned the anti-capitalist mindset of the McGovernites. The differences between conservative Republicans and "center-left" Democrat politicians concerning economic matters were supposedly next to zilch. Barack Obama's election would supposedly continue these common sense measures. The current president, however, is existentially hostile towards suburban living. Those Americans moving outside of the city are considered to be racist thieves. The alleged victims of capitalism living in the big cities were abandoned. Obama is seeking revenge. The author provides ample evidence to support his thesis. This book should derail Obama's reelection bid. Spreading The Wealth is indeed that important. Make sure you purchase a copy.
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"Rusk is out to annex your suburb and pick your pocket. If annoying principles like individual liberty, voluntary association and self-government stand in his way, that's just too bad. The contradiction between hard-left redistributionism and traditional American values could hardly be drawn more sharply." Page 125

Most Americans have probably never heard of David Rusk. Nor have they heard of Mike Kruglik, Peter Dreier, Linda Hammond-Darling or Myron Orfield. Each of these individuals are close political allies of President Barack Obama and are advocates of a movement called "regionalism" a/k/a "metropolitanism" a/k/a "smart growth". These and a host of others in the Obama administration are working behind the scenes quietly laying the groundwork for policies that will unquestionably "fundamentally transform America" should President Obama secure a second term. For now they are laying low knowing full well that if their radical intentions become common knowledge prior to the election Barack Obama will probably be defeated. But author Stanley Kurtz in on to them. In his compelling new book "Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities" Kurtz lays it all out for the American people in a logical, straightforward and easy-to-understand presentation. If you are an affluent, college-educated suburban voter you especially have cause for concern. Likewise, if you reside in rural areas your life could change dramatically as well. The dirty little secret is that Obama's "regionalist" agenda is a direct attack on a large segment of his own middle-class supporters. Believe me when I tell you that this is a book that Obama and his minions definitely do not want you to read.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Lloyd McElheny on August 5, 2012
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This book is thoroughly documented/footnoted account of President Obama's lifelong dream and goal to transform the government of the United States (all the way down to the local level), and to put the American Dream literally out of reach of most Americans.

If you don't have complete, unshakable faith in the will and ability to stop this dream before it's fully realized DO NOT READ THIS BOOK - you will find it too depressing!
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Darryl on August 5, 2012
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We are fighting Agenda 21 and property rights here in California. Then I read this book and the whole thing is here under a new name and even bigger, Build One America. It's here in California Bay Area, under the name One Bay Area. We must stop this take over. By regional funding Oboma can by pass the the states and work inside local governments! Progressives all working to control with 175 sq. ft. stack & pack housing along side train tracks, "Spreading The Wealth" by Stanley Kurtz, I have gotten more new info about Obama's master plan from this book!
The book details the social engineers he is using and ideas Obama like's! And how does it with out people knowing!
Building One America, sound great but it's another term for Agenda 21 and regional controls with city's or population centers in complete control.
Central Government will get control bypass the states and work direct with city's to ANEX the suburban area's
s and then they tax share to the progressive city's.
Can I share,
In an April 2010 speech, Orfield explained the strategy.30 First, craft bills, like Waxman-Mar
key, that funnel federal grants through region wide metropolitan planning organizations, rather than states or localities. This tends to increase the power of regional governance at the expense of localities--especially suburbs, Orfield's real target. Then use the "accountability provisions" built into bills like the president's climate change initiative and the stimulus package to force regionalist goals--like fighting suburban "sprawl," pressing for the "economic integration" of housing, and the equalization of city and suburban school funding--on localiti
es.
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