A Different Type Of Elena Kagan Bio

Just for you, loyal readers – from DiscoverTheNetworks:

Our newest favorite Progressive Liberal Supreme Court Justice Nominee (with zippo bench time):

Elena Kagan

  • Served as President Bill Clinton’s Associate White House Counsel
  • Former dean of Harvard Law School
  • Sought to overturn the Solomon Amendment, a law that denies federal funding to any university that bars military recruiters from its campus
  • Believes that the military should open its ranks and barracks to homosexuals, without restriction
  • Was nominated to be U.S. Solicitor General by President Barack Obama in January 2009
  • Was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court by President Obama in May 2010

Elena Kagan was born in April 1960 in New York City.

A week after Ronald Reagan’s presidential victory in November 1980, Kagan, who was then a student at Princeton University, contributed a piece to the Daily Princetonian, wherein she gave voice to her angst over the apparent demise of the left. She wrote that her immediate “gut response” to Reagan’s election had been to conclude “that the world had gone mad, that liberalism was dead, and that there was no longer any place for the ideals we held or the beliefs we espoused.” Soon thereafter Kagan predicted, with a hopeful spirit, that “the next few years will be marked by American disillusionment with conservative programs and solutions, and that a new, revitalized, perhaps more leftist left will once again come to the fore.”

The following year, 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.”

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