Who said it?
In his/her senior thesis, entitled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933,” ___ lamented that “a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States;” and that, “no “radical party” had yet “attained the status of a major political force.”
Stalin, Mao, Trotsky? Who and what kind of person?
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The answer is Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.
Kagan penned her senior thesis—titled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933”—wherein 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 that work, Kagan lamented that “a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States”; that “Americans are more likely to speak of … capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness”; that “the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter”; that “in a society by no means perfect,” no “radical party” had yet “attained the status of a major political force”; that “the socialist movement [had] never become an alternative to the nation’s established parties”; and that the Socialist Party had “exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance.”
Kagan called these developments “sad” and “chastening” for “those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.”
Not a fan of free speech, she supports limited free speech and is opposed to corporations having free political speech.
In 1993 Kagan penned an article titled “Regulation of Hate Speech and Pornography” for the University of Chicago Law Review. In that piece, Kagan wrote:
“I take it as a given that we live in a society marred by racial and gender inequality, that certain forms of speech perpetuate and promote this inequality, and that the uncoerced disappearance of such speech would be cause for great elation.”
Kagan removed the requirement for a constitutional law class while serving as Harvard Dean. She added courses on international law. She accepted a $20 million grant from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal – a noted Shariah Law proponent to implement an “Islamic Studies” program.
Kagan opposed military recruiting on college campuses:
Kagan has long opposed the so-called Solomon Amendment, a law that denies federal funding to any university that “has a policy or practice … that either prohibits, or in effect prevents” military personnel “from gaining access to campuses, or access to students … on campuses, for purposes of military recruiting.”
Elena Kagan does not believe in the Constitution she has sworn to duly uphold but rather believes it is a living document.
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