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The Kagan thesis

Erick Erickson of RedState posts Elena Kagan's thesis on socialism in early 20th century New York, beating any number of conservative reporters to the punch, and coming up with ... well, not a lot. As a college graduate who wrote one term paper on the efficacy of Stalin's Russification on the Asian states of the Soviet Union, I chuckle at the idea that a paper on radicalism is evidence of the author's radicalism.

But if this catches on in conservative blogs, expect this to be the takeaway, from Kagan's conclusion:

The story is sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than a half century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America.

And if this catches on, it's quite a coup for RedState.

By David Weigel  |  May 14, 2010; 9:29 AM ET
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