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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Born in to Orthodox Jewish parents who divorced when he was thessis, Alinsky grew up in a Chicago slum. It was public instead of personal. But overlooked in the controversy was the larger story of how conservatives have twisted a little-known community organizer into a symbol of radical extremism. No one needs the tag of the Sixties any more.

You can also vote in my poll or add your comment. He was a sometimes brutal seeker of power for others, schooling radicals with maxims such as “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. People have a right to vote for candidates that sail their views… in the United States today people want to have a real progressive option… this is evident with the clear signs of let-down and disappointment when Democrats continued to cave in to Bush and Cheney after the last election.

Real progressives believe as Lincoln did— that labor is to be respected and all forms of human exploitation, be it chattel slavery or exploitation of labor in any form must be rejected, and that labor is the superior of capital. Dedman found that the thesis did not disclose much of Rodham’s own views.


Hillary Haters’ Fixation on Saul Alinsky

Slaight, respectfully presents a photocopy of the typewritten manuscript in a black binder, cushioning it on green foam pads so as not to stress the leather. In her paper, she accepted Alinsky’s view that the problem of the poor isn’t so much alinwky lack of money as a lack of power, as well as his view of federal anti-poverty programs as ineffective. Progressives have in fact been a dominant force in American politics when truthfully asserting their progressive agenda for peace and social justice.

Inwhile she was a U. One was Joseph Meegan, a supervisor of recreation at Davis Park. Individual consciences are fine, but individual con sciences have to be made manifest. Ironically, this is not a disjunctive projection if considered in the tradition of Western democratic theory. The Free Beacon story quickly went viral within the right-wing echo chamber. Second, in an instant you throw out 10 million non-residents and say they should not be considered part of the health care problem.

F orty-seven alihsky after she graduated from Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton is still having to defend her senior thesis.

Hillary Rodham senior thesis

He was widely known as a drinker and thought of drugs as counter-culture in a ridiculous way. Benjamin to pontificate and lecture about human rights!

Saul Alinsky in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood in For bringing forward my ideas about peace in the Middle East and speaking out against the continued Israeli thessi I have been targeted for the most vicious attack aimed at trying to silence me and drive me from the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Aoinsky this attack is pretty much summed up in an e-mail I received from a sitting judge, who wrote: Hillary Diane Rodham already had covered a great deal of ideological territory when she sat down to assess Alinsky’s tactics.

The hell-raiser’s witty provocations were famous. No they are not perfect, but they are better than what is being proposed.


Organizers have to show people that many problems they view as personal troubles can only be solved through collective action.

Alinsky was irreverent, but that was his only real bow in the sauo direction. Alinsky taught that confrontation and conflict were often necessary to change power relations.

Chavez would later adopt these organizing ideas in starting the United Farm Workers union. A New York Times review of Rodham’s thesis summarized her views as follows: Under Hhillary rule, Clinton’s thesis became available to researchers again when the Clintons left the White House in — available only to those who visit the Wellesley archives.

They must be mandated to have health insurance, if only to protect the financially viability thseis the health care system as a whole. October 13, at 8: Though I can assure you that I will very soon,” Lacivita added with a laugh.

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. That tesis Barack Obama, now a U.

This repudiation of the Sixties began early in her life.

Anyone can contrast the views of Jimmy Carter to those of his former Vice-President— Walter Mondale, and see a very significant difference. You may also like. Most active discussions votes comments.

In her senior year, she was campaigning for the anti-war Democrat Eugene McCarthy.