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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No one needs the tag of the Sixties any more. He personified the American theory of pragmatism in his commitment to power.

Hillary Clinton campaigns in Lorain, Ohio, during the Democratic presidential primary. Wellesley College, a stop on the tour for Hillary Clinton researchers. If they were insured they would go to regular clinics and doctors for treatment and — most importantly — preventive care.

Hillary Clinton’s College Thesis on Saul Alinsky Resurfaces – Capital Research Center

Alinsky’s central critique of government antipoverty programs — theiss they tended to be too top-down and removed from the wishes of individuals. Another part she laid charitably to an Alinsky character trait: According to Allan Schuster, professor of Political Science at WellesleY, she chose her senior thesis topic because she had met Alinsky in high school and had heard him speak at a meeting she had attended in Boston.

Email required Address never made public. Alinsky said I would be wasting my time, but my decision was an expression of my belief that the system could be changed from within. He made his organizers wear ties.


Hillary Clinton’s College Thesis on Saul Alinsky Resurfaces

Think about it first. This is your chance to decide before the political spin machines get their hands on it.

For the poor that Alinsky loved, even a few blocks was too much. The thesis was sympathetic to Alinsky’s critiques of government antipoverty programs, but criticized Alinsky’s methods as largely ineffective, thfsis the while describing Alinsky’s personality as appealing. I sure wish we could unearth that sealed thesis of hers that she wrote at Wellesley. He stuck to local and domestic issues like glue and had nothing but derision for those who did not.

But ssul Chavez bought the localism of the Alinsky method, Hillary did not. New York senatorial election, Democratic Party presidential primaries, campaign endorsements debates convention United States presidential election, campaign endorsements political non-political Democratic primaries debates convention General election debates Hillary Victory Fund.

After three years of organizing, he turned to Harvard Law School and hkllary the Clonton legislature. For a suburban girl who already had a national candidate Goldwaterthat viewpoint was not surprising. 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.

An Analysis of the Alinsky Model. She does exactly what Alinsky would have taught her to do — to read, continuously, from experience. Freedom Works, a corporate-funded conservative group started by former Republican congressman Dick Armey, used Rules for Radicals as a primer for its training of Tea Party activists.

She was as marked by her chronological age and the Age of Aquarius as most Sixties people were — and she is probably climton she is today because she was even more influenced by it than the rest of us.


BYNC got the city to clean up vacant lots, and it sold garbage cans to the community at a fraction of the market cost. October 14, at 1: He believed you could change the system only from the outside. For the young, Republican Hillary, the difference in reaction between suburban and city youth was a major eye opener.

Though some student activists of the s may have idolized Alinsky, he didn’t particularly idolize them.

By her junior year, she had to be talked by her professor into taking an internship with Rep. As news organizations are beginning their “scrubbing” of the candidates, and campaigns are digging for every scrap to use to their advantage, there is disagreement on what value should be placed on youthful writings. Putting Alinsky’s Rochester symphony threat into academic language, Rodham found that the conflict approach to power is limited.

The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton that, “The contents of Hillary’s thesis, and why she would want it hidden from public view, have long been the subject of intense interest. Her generation was mixing private rites of passage with public ones, and it seemed right to do so.

Alinsky, I see a different way than you. Little, Brown and Co. The makings of a campaign ad?