“We’re not interested in social reconstruction,” she corrected the speaker, Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. “It’s human reconstruction.”
Her impromptu attack was over in a flash, and Wellesley President Ruth Adams set out to repair the damage.
Adams fired off a letter to Brooke, then the nation’s highest-ranking black elected official, apologizing for Clinton’s intemperate remarks.
“Courtesy is not one of the stronger virtues of the young,” she wrote Brooke on June 5, 1969, in a letter The Washington Post recently discovered in his archived papers. “Scoring debater’s points seems, on occasion, to have higher standing.” Washpost
Here you have it folks, it's not "social reconstruction" that she wants. It's "human reconstruction." In other words she wants to change human nature. It's not a wonder that she is a neocon. They, too, want to make the lions and the lambs lie down in peace together.
Amusingly, my uncle Gordon and his wife Althea endowed the "Gordon P. and Althea P. Lang '26" chair of biological sciences at Wellesley College. Perhaps the reigning professor sitting in that chair can come to Washington to help Hilly re-design us all. pl