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Blast from the past: Reading Hillary Rodham's Hidden Thesis
nbcnews ^ | 9/6/2007 9:08:10 PM ET | Bill Dedman

Posted on 05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Before reading Hillary Rodham's assessment of the old radical from Chicago — Alinsky's “compelling personality,” “his exceptional charm,” and the limitations of his “anachronistic” tactics — it’s important to understand how the document was sealed...

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Just as conservative authors have speculated, it was the Clintons who asked Wellesley in 1993 to hide Hillary Rodham's senior thesis from the first generation of Clinton biographers, according to her thesis adviser and friend, professor Alan H. Schechter, who describes taking the call from the White House.

Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis of every Wellesley alumna is available in the college archives for anyone to read -- except for those written by either a "president or first lady of the United States."

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Rodham closed her thesis by emphasizing that she reserved a place for Alinsky in the pantheon of social action — seated next to Martin Luther King, the poet-humanist Walt Whitman, and Eugene Debs, the labor leader now best remembered as the five-time Socialist Party candidate for president.

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“I agreed with some of Alinsky's ideas,” she explained in “Living History,” her 2003 biography, “particularly the value of empowering people to help themselves. But we had a fundamental disagreement. He believed you could change the system only from the outside. I didn't.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


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1 posted on 05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Let this be a lesson to conservatives. Get every Dems thesis and other normally public records BEFORE they’re famous enough to start worrying about it.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 2:38:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BenLurkin

We knew she’s a marxist revolutionary.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 2:38:49 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: BenLurkin

What is this huge deal with Walt Whitman? Homo, sure, but also a commie?

When Bubba wanted to wow Monica before their big mess he gave her, “Leaves of Grass”, by Whitman.

For her grad speech Hillary basically cussed out the (completely shocked and totally innocent) audience, BTW...


4 posted on 05/30/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: I want the USA back

We knew, yes, but it’s nice to have it in their own words. If it doesn’t have some light-on-cockroach properties, they wouldn’t be scared of it. Politics is the one thing they’re good at.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 2:44:26 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BenLurkin

They should have just had a large bonfire. Unlikely that undergraduate thesies from the sixties are digitized.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 2:48:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: I want the USA back
Hillary was the preferred student of Saul Alinsky, her political and ideological mentor.
7 posted on 05/30/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: BenLurkin
He has another article here explaining how it was the thesis was kept under wraps.

No surprise: they lied and used connections.

8 posted on 05/30/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT by x
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To: BenLurkin

I could swear I read her thesis on the internet years ago.

I wish the MSM would dig into Hillary’s and Obama’s ties to Saul Alinsky and the model of Alinskyite agitation and fighting. I have only heard about Alinsky’s influence on them from conservative commentators and sites like this one.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 2:54:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I could swear I read her thesis on the internet years ago.

Me too. As I've posted elsewhere she and Obama are ideologically identical except she's far more ruthless.

10 posted on 05/30/2014 2:59:37 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: BenLurkin

A Hillary Haiku:

Hillarys theses
fall to the ground like feces
They both really stink.

CC


11 posted on 05/30/2014 3:21:06 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: BenLurkin

She is a congenital liar.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 4:08:04 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: BenLurkin

Bump....


13 posted on 05/30/2014 4:50:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: I want the USA back

you forgot fat, cankle, shrub scout.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 4:51:45 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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