Reinhold Niebuhr influenced Wilfred McClay who wrote an essay in First Things that influenced David Brooks who urged Barack Obama to run for president and embrace a view of foreign policy that might be called “Christian Realism” or the “Obama Doctrine
Or so goes the conspiracy theory suggested by First Things blogger Joe Carter. (An alternative theory is offered by former First Things editor James Nuechterlein).
What would Neuhaus think? (He would probably love it!).