We have found a new home! On December 21, 1997, Barack Obama wrote a short review of William Ayers’ book A Kind and Just Parent: Uw finance forex peace Children of Juvenile Court, which had recently been published by Beacon Press. Bloggers, journalists and media members are all free to re-post this image with no restrictions.
If you would like a hi-resolution version, right-click or control-click here. A searing and timely account of the juvenile court system, and the courageous individuals who rescue hope from despair. I had seen mentions of the existence of this review in a very few media outlets, including CNN, National Review, American Spectator, and a handful of others. But it was accompanied by a photo of Obama, standing by his statement.
Chicago notables praise their favorite current books. We should call a child a child. A 13-year-old who picks up a gun isn’t suddenly an adult. We have to ask other questions: How did he get the gun? Ayers, who spent a year observing the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, is one of four panelists who will speak on juvenile justice at 6 p. The panel, which marks the 100th anniversary of the juvenile justice system in the United States, is part of the Community Service Center’s monthly discussion series on issues affecting the city of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.
Ayers will be joined by Sen. Ayers and simultaneously praising Ayers’ book in a major newspaper. I am posting these pictures to prove beyond any doubt that the photo of the Obama-Ayers review shown above is authentic, and not some Photoshop hoax, as I’m quite sure Obama’s defenders would claim if I didn’t pre-emptively debunk their accusations. This shows the entirety of page 5 of the Chicago Review book section on December 21, 1997. Obama’s review is visible at the lower left.
Hi-res version of this photo here. This shows the date and page number at the top of the page, confirming it really is from the Chicago Tribune on December 21, 1997. This picture shows the microfilm image in situ on the microfilm machine itself, proving it’s a physical artifact, not a digital Photoshop creation. And this is a screenshot of the Lexis-Nexis listing on the library’s computer, proving that the review is part of the official digital archives.