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The American Taxpayer-Funded Ouagadougou Embassy Book Club

Shocking.There’s also The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About It by Paul Collier.There’s nothing like the pleasant goodwill gesture of throwing in $79,989.68 for the sponsorship of an African Book Club.

The world knows that Dear Leader is an avid reader. Back in his first term Barack Obama even attempted joining the Venezuelan Book Club, when Chavez himself gifted him with Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent in front of the cameras.

Therefore naturally the US Embassy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (yes, that’s country you racist) was just fitted with one hell of a plush library courtesy of Tammy and Tom taxpayer.Those were the days.

Four copies of each book was the rule of thumb for the over 400 titles, which ranged from authors like PD’s own Book Club favorite Cass Sunstein to Tom Van Eersel and his History of the Black Panther Party.

Shocked by the Black Panther Party title? Don’t be. The US State Department made sure this book collection was well-rounded by also going for Barack Obama’s own book Dreams From My Father and Alex Haley’s Malcolm X

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  • Guest (Pam)

    I wonder how many other countries do this. Anyone out there know?

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