As an undergraduate at Princeton, Kagan wrote a senior thesis titled
“To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933.”
In the “Acknowledgments” section of her work, she specifically thanked her brother Marc, whose involvement in radical causes led me to explore the history of American radicalism in the hope of clarifying my own political ideas. In the body of the thesis, Kagan wrote:
“In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalisms glories than of socialisms greatness. Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nations established parties?...
“Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialisms decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight ones fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.”
This womyn must be defeated!
Please forward it in the form I presented it in, including the link to its source (David Horowitz’s website).
This is not even a pretense of academic objectivity and dispassion, she is clearly writing these words AS a yearning socialist. Granted, it will be waved aside as merely the words of callow youth, but for someone who has so little track record of publication it is highly relevant to ask how close her current views track to her *radical* views in her Princeton thesis. My guess is that her whole life shows this thesis to be her statement of belief. However, like Obozo she has been careful for the most part to avoid creation of documentary evidence which could affect her prospects on a day like today.
How did she advance so far in academe with so little publication, anyway?? She seems to be more of a leftist academic politician than any legal scholar.
Another Pinko Pig.
Serving as Clinton's WH Counsel
On January 21, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
The group Citizens United made a documentary about Hillary Clinton during the 2008 campaign. The Federal Election Commission did not allow it to be distributed, and David Bossie, president of Citizens United, decided to fight back.
The case went to the Supreme Court, where former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olsona living legend among Supreme Court lawyersfought it out against Barack Obamas Justice Department.
During argument, the Obama administrations lawyer, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, made extravagant claims about the extent to which government can censor its critics, outlawing books, movies, and other methods of informing the public.
Olson pushed back hard, pointing to the terrible power that this part of BCRA gives the government against private citizens banding together to speak out during election season.