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

On Chris Hitchens and Goodness and Light

I was shaken by the news of the death of Christopher Hitchens. I felt bad. Like so many, believers and non-believers alike, I was rooting for him. And like so many believers, I was hoping for a deat... More

On Occupy Wall Street, the Religious Left, and Valley Forge?

I’m very surprised by the number of liberal Catholics who have emailed me defending the Occupy Wall Street movement. They’ve done so quite adamantly, at times somewhat belligerently, calling me na... More

The Judge vs. the Dictator: Bill Clark Survives Moammar Kaddafi

Many readers of this site are familiar with Judge William P. Clark. Clark quietly served Ronald Reagan with great distinction first as Governor Reagan’s chief of staff in California, then as a Rea... More

God bless them? Congresswoman Pelosi on the Wall Street Mob

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is a lifelong Roman Catholic who has been a huge disappointment to her Church on matters of unborn human life. That, of course, is well-established, from her re... More

Envy: Why Catholics Should Care

My most recent post, “The Democrats’ Deadly Sin,” elicited a number of comments from readers, for which I’m grateful. One particular reader, however, had a couple of objections that I think me... More

The Democrats’ Deadly Sin

“Envy is sadness at another’s good,” wrote Fulton Sheen in Victory Over Vice. “In our time, envy has taken on an economic form.” What happens when an entire political party crafts its app... More

Biden Goes to China

My last two articles here at CatholicVote were on Vice President Joe Biden and China’s one-child policy. That’s incredibly ironic. I could never have imagined that my next piece would be forced to... More

Newsflash: One-Child Policy a Boon for Chinese Girls! — The AP’s China Dupes

If there’s one positive to squeeze from communist China’s long-repressive, downright pernicious one-child policy, it’s this: It has prompted even radical feminists to rethink the consequences of... More

Joe Biden and the Tea Party “Terrorists”

Recently in this space, I wrote about a little-noticed June 3 visit to the Vatican by Vice President Joe Biden, a self-professing “pro-choice Catholic.” Biden was in Rome for a ceremonial functi... More

Gov. Christie’s Planned Parenthood Moment

The Republican Party may be better poised to win the presidency in 2016 than in 2012. None of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates is a standout who excites voters or the GOP base. A... More


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