The Amateur - Part I, Chapter 5, The Man Who Prepared Obama For the Presidency Summary & Analysis

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Part I, Chapter 5, The Man Who Prepared Obama For the Presidency Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5 explores Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright. Klein's clear aim is to associate the men as tightly as possible in an implicit guilt-by-association argument. Klein claims that Obama was associated with Wright before he and Michelle Obama were married in 1991. Wright took Obama under his wing at his church, and taught him "Black Liberation Theology" which in Klein's crude rendition teaches that American Blacks are and always will be victims of white oppression. Further, Wright's theology included a heavy dose of economic justice, where God requires the redistribution of wealth. Trinity United Church of Christ was Barack Obama's spiritual and ideological home and Jeremiah Wright was the person who fulfilled Obama's "father-hunger" built up his ego and helped ready him to...

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