Elena Kagan’s Socialist College Thesis

“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 capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness.”
Elena Kagan, Obama nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, from her Princeton 1981 thesis on Socialism.

Kagan wrote, “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933” as her senior thesis, in the hope of  “of clarifying [her] own political ideals.”   


Keep in mind, she wrote this at the height of the Cold War; advocating a radical political element that had deep sympathies for the Soviet enemy.

Gee, no wonder Obama nominated her.

2 thoughts on “Elena Kagan’s Socialist College Thesis”

  1. I’ll admit that I’m a staunch conservative, but Kagan is spot-on in her criticisms of capitalism. I mean, just think of the the terrible things capitalism has done to the country:

    -In other economic systems, there is just are just upper and lower classes. Capitalism gives a middle class, and that’s very inconvenient

    -Foreigners have been forced to leave their homelands to come to America to make money

    -We’ve been struck with the burden of being the most powerful country in the world

    -Worst of all, it’s caused Obama to hate us because we’re not like Europe

    1. theweeklyargus,

      You forgot the part about how the world hates the big, bad, rich, imperialist America….except when they have a natural disaster or we have to pull their asses out of trouble when they’re threatened or attacked by some evil tyrant.

      SFC MAC

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