Paul Kengor

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Paul Kengor

Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a New York Times bestselling author, and a visiting fellow with the Hoover Institution. A Cold War historian, Dr. Kengor is also author of several faith-based biographies of figures ranging from Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton. Of special interest to Catholics is his 2007 book, The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand, published by Ignatius Press. Kengor’s other recent books include The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.

Dr. Kengor writes a number of regular commentaries and is a frequent guest on television and radio-talk shows. He does a weekly commentary for EWTN and Ave Maria Radio.

Kengor received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his master’s degree from American University’s School of International Service. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Recent Posts


Requiescat in pace, William Clark

I’m very saddened to report that William P. Clark, also known as “Bill Clark” or “Judge Clark,” passed away Saturday, August 10th at 6:00 AM California time. He died at the ranch so dear to ... More

Slouching from Gomorrah: The Passing of Robert Bork

Robert Bork has died at the age of 85. Bork became a national headline when he was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. He was a legal conservative, a “strict constr... More

Obama v. Romney: God’s Hands or Our Hands?

“Well, it’s in God’s hands.” I’ve heard that expression a lot lately. I’m hearing it from Catholics and Christians generally who are extremely worried about this presidential election... More

Jesus for Gay “Marriage”?

[caption id="attachment_38211" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Vandals defaced this pro-marriage sign outside of a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Crookston, Minn."][/caption] Think about... More

Obama’s Brother’s Keeper

I was recently having dinner with John Sullivan, the writer and director of the Dinesh D’Souza film “2016: Obama’s America.” I have a brief appearance in the film, speaking about Frank Mars... More

Jimmy Carter and the Democrats’ Blind Faithful

I recently wrote a column for the National Catholic Register, where I noted the blind political devotion of Bill and Hillary Clinton, hopelessly devoted to Barack Obama above all else. These onetime s... More

Obama-care and the Court: Nancy Pelosi Invokes Intercession of Ted Kennedy

Lost amid the seriousness of last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding Obama-care was yet another bizarre statement by Nancy Pelosi, the Roman Catholic former Speaker of the House who spearheaded... More

Fortnight for Freedom: Will the Media Care?

What if 43 Catholic dioceses, universities, schools, and organizations got together and literally sued the Obama administration? Can you imagine that? Wow, that would really be something. Gee, that... More

Part 2: On Reagan’s Catholic Father—My Response to Your Responses

Last week I posted an article on Jack Reagan, Ronald Reagan’s Catholic father, who delegated the duty of faith-rearing to his Protestant wife, Nelle—who excelled at the task. I asked CatholicVot... More

On Ronald Reagan’s Catholic Father—and Your Thoughts

Last week I wrote a Father’s Day piece on the complicated case of Ronald Reagan’s father, Jack Reagan. The article was distributed to newspapers and websites around the country, and a bunch of th... More



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