“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.