I’m pretty good at tracking things down on the Internet but a few months ago when I tried to find Hillary Clinton’s Wellesley College thesis on. It is no accident that she chose to write about Saul Alinsky for her senior thesis at Wellesley College. As a social activist, Alinsky was as much a. An Analysis of the Alinsky Model,” a page senior thesis at Wellesley College on the elder radical’s tactics. At the Clintons’ request, the thesis.

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It is a matter of perspective and of looking deeper and the situation behind the data. Is American health care broke? Real progressivism is based on a world outlook which holds that all life is sacred and war, in our modern world, is not a solution to local, regional, or international problems.

Rodham noted his “exceptional charm” but questioned his effectiveness. Perpetual bad hair days. 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. They were not only trying to learn about dating, but also about foreign policy, ethics, and racism.

It first received public exposure in when msnbc. There were serious splits among political and cultural activists. Before the toilet flushing escapade ever had a chance to happen, the city council gave in and granted some demands. Clintpn Analysis of the Alinsky Model.

One of the major intellectual influences — perhaps an emotional one was well — was radical social philosopher and activist Saul Alinsky. Say Alinsky and people think radical, that American word that now has a bad reputation. As a social activist, Alinsky was as much a part of the Sixties as was Kennedy and King. The New York Times. In a interview with The Washington Post, about the time the Clinton health care plan was being formulated and the thesis was being sealed, the first lady characterized her college writing as an argument against big government, supporting Alinsky’s criticism of the War on Poverty programs.


Alinsky interpreted poverty with one point of view — that it is due to the lack of power of the poor.

He believed you could change the system only from the outside. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fhesis you might not realize is that a many of those households as defined by the Census Bureau are comprised of non-married, non-related individuals. The Wellesley archivist, Wilma R. You are commenting using your WordPress. Hence these moderates have tried to hijack the progressive label in using it to dishonestly hide their real aims.

Home Magazine Blogs Tapped: Given the rare honor of offering a student speech at her Wellesley commencement, she startled the faculty and parents — and thrilled many of her classmates — with a rambling rebuke to the day’s main speaker, the black Republican Sen. She chose to work at the macro-level of law rather than the micro-level of community because of this analysis. Wlinsky was a sometimes brutal seeker of power for others, schooling radicals with maxims such as “Pick the thesiw, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.

Now think about that. Alinsky over a central point. BYNC got the city to clean up vacant lots, and it sold garbage cans to the community at a fraction of clintn market cost. InAlinsky published Reveille for Radicalsa bestseller that described the nuts and bolts of effective organizing.

Hillary Rodham senior thesis

Taught early by Don Jones, sustained by Benziger, excited by King, challenged by Alinsky, Hillary Clinton was nursed by the Sixties city and the Sixties college to become a political activist with enduring power. Caesar Chavez is a well-known example of an Alinsky disciple, chosen and hewn by the master.

With Hillary Clinton poised to win the Democratic nomination for president, questions about her intellectual and moral education abound.


Inas she geared up to run again, conservatives began rehearsing their plan to manufacture a controversy about her allegedly extremist left-wing views. No one needs the tag of the Sixties any more. Finally, the biggest issue is that insurance companies are allowed to cherry pick who they will insurance.

Most likely, she does not want the American people to know the extent to which she internalized and assimilated the beliefs and methods of Saul Alinsky. Dedman found that the thesis did hillaty disclose much of Rodham’s own views.

She added her consent later.

But the student leader split with Mr. Lost in the proxy war over Alinsky is any sense of who he really was, what he did, and what he believed. They must hlilary mandated to have health insurance, if only to protect the financially viability of the health care system as a whole.

Hillary Haters’ Fixation on Saul Alinsky

He personified the American theory of pragmatism in his commitment to power. To have much more political sophistication in an 18 year- old would have been scary. A New York Times review of Rodham’s thesis summarized her views as follows: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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. Schechter Can a college research paper really be the Rosetta Stone to deciphering a candidate’s politics or character?