Thanks to Doug Ross for linking
Is it me, or does it seem odd that we can see the grades and college thesis online but no such material was available when electing a man with an unproven track record to the highest office in the land? Kagan's thesis has since been pulled by Princeton for copyright claims. What a shock. It had been online for a year or more until she was nominated by the Obama administration for the Supreme Court. Nevertheless the bit that got everyone concerned is available:
"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. Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation's established parties?"(pp. 127)Well clearly she loved her some socialism in college. Whether she still embraces the same ideology is something we may only find out if the Republicans in the Senate ask tough questions.
"Through its own internal feuding, then, the SP exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope." (pp. 129-130)
Her grades haven't been pulled from the internet, probably because they were quite good:
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Now why is it that things favoring the Obama administration are readily available online while other things remain under lock and key? Wouldn't it have been nice to reassure the American people Obama was as brilliant as everyone claimed by releasing his grades?