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Obama read Marx in college to pick up girls


(NEWSMAX) – Former President Barack Obama admitted in his memoir, “A Promised Land,” that he played intellectual as “a strategy for picking up girls” during his time in college.

In a viral tweet, Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, a postdoctoral fellow in history at Dartmouth College, shared a photo of an excerpt purportedly from the memoir, captioning it “Obama on his how his discovery of Marx and Foucault in college became inseparable from ‘a strategy for picking up girls.'”

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The former president reveals that he read Karl Marx and Herbert Marcuse “so I had something to say to the long-legged socialist who lived in my dorm,” Frantz Fanon and Gwendolyn Brooks “for the smooth-skinned sociology major who never gave me a second look,” and Michel Foucault and Virginia Woolf “for the ethereal bisexual who wore mostly black.”

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