One example in a real political context shows her legal and activist mind at work. Alinsky over a central point. In this way, Hillary — even as a girl — was used by the movement.
Saul Alinsky was a Chicago-based community organizer who did write the book Rules for Radicals: In this way, we can see that Hillary was influenced by a powerful mixture of experience and theory. Non ministrar sed ministrare we are not here to be ministered to, but to minister unto. There were aspects of her middle class up bring that shaped her under standing of Slinky and his ideas.
Her experience taught her to go other places. He personified the American theory of pragmatism in his commitment to power. That she thought Alinsky could not provide that is surprising, but that is what she thought at that time.
Clifford Green, then professor of biblical history at Wellesley College and now a professor at Hartford Theological Seminary in Connecticuttaught the bible course she was required to take in her sophomore year. According to Allan Schuster, professor of Political Science at Wellesleyshe 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.
Alinsky, I see a different way than you. He was widely known as a drinker and thought of drugs as counter-culture in a ridiculous way.
It had to matter to her that the classes before remained in their seats, not quite sure of what had just happened. She was as marked by her chronological age and the Age of Aquarius as most Sixties people were — and she is probably where she is today because she was even more influenced by it than the rest of us.
Surely she had prepared even deeper ground for the encounter with Chicago, Alinsky, King and poverty in the curriculum used during Sunday School. She does exactly what Alinsky would have taught her to do — to read, continuously, from experience.
That was probably his only religious statement and it was enough to make him serious allies with the church in Chicago and beyond. Alinsky interpreted poverty with one point of view — that it is due to the lack of power of the poor.
Very few youth groups traveled as far as the South Side of Chicago to find God or religious formation. The book offers advice to activists seeking to influence public policy, covering topics such as class differences and tactics such as disrupting meetings and winning media attention.
As we know, this emphasis on experience did not mean that Sixties people shared a single viewpoint. Hillary is socially and personally based in the Sixties, not in its cultural but in its political dimension.
They were not only trying to learn about dating, but also about foreign policy, ethics, and racism. Say Alinsky and people think radical, that American word that now has a bad reputation.
Before the toilet flushing escapade ever had a chance to happen, the city council gave in and granted some demands. In extensive correspondence with Rev. So is Alinsky a "role model" for Clinton? Both politics and religion keep her safely in the Sixties realm and do so in unusual, personally appropriated ways.
Flood the office with post cards. They were about the middle class, not about the poor. The University of Life focused on living and on under standing experience as it came. He kept enormous distance from the politically flamboyant aspects of the flower child movement.
This tension became the tension of her senior thesis, the tension of her genuine suffering about the poor, and probably will remain the tension of her life. The Inside Story" managed to describe the thesis without once mentioning Alinsky, whose name appears on every page. The children of the Sixties combined the typical young adult developmental cycle with a unique cycle in the life of this nation.
Weighing the two major influences on Hillary — religion and community organizing — her biographer Donnie Radcliff has it about right: But whereas Chavez bought the localism of the Alinsky method, Hillary did not.
The principle of public religion was also ratified by the Wellesley motto: And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. You need much more than that. Her repudiation of the tag is one of the reasons that Wellesley Collegeat her request, does not release her senior thesis to the public.
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senior thesis - Hillary Clinton Quarterly. To read Hillary’s Wellesley College thesis about Saul Alinsky click here. With Hillary Clinton likely to pursue the Democratic nomination for president inquestions about her intellectual and moral education abound.
InHillary Rodham wrote a page senior thesis for Wellesley College about community organizer Saul Alinsky entitled "There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model." The thesis is now available.
While the work by Rodham as a college student was the subject of much speculation in articles and biographies of Hillary. Clinton's friendly biographers, without being able to read the thesis in the s, have downplayed the Alinsky connection. Judith Warner's "Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story" managed to describe the thesis without once mentioning Alinsky, whose name appears on.
The most direct connection between Alinsky and Clinton is that she wrote her undergraduate thesis about Alinsky and interviewed him before he died. At the time, Clinton was Hillary Rodham and the student government president at Wellesley College.Download