Last updated on: 6/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Kurt Vonnegut, MA Biography

Title:
Writer
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“What I’ve said again and again is that if any official from a dogcatcher on up treats you in a way which is clearly unconstitutional, don’t call the F.B.I., call the ACLU.”

Sep. 12, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Named State Author for New York, 2000
  • Elected Vice-President of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1975
  • Receives Honorary Litt. D. by Hobart and William Smith College, 1974
  • Awarded Honorary LHD by Indiana University, 1973
  • Elected Vice President of P.E.N. American Center and member of the national Institute of Arts and Letters, 1972
  • Awarded National Institute of Arts and Letters grant, 1970
  • Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to research Slaughterhouse-Five in Dresden, 1965
  • Awarded the Purple Heart, 1945
Education:
  • MA, University of Chicago, awarded in recognition of Cat’s Cradle’s contribution to the field of cultural anthropology, 1971
  • MA thesis “On the Fluctuations between Good and Evil in Simple Tales” rejected by the anthropology faculty, 1946
  • University of Chicago, MA program in anthropology, 1945
  • Cornell University, biochemistry major, 1940
Other:
  • Enlisted in the United States Army, 1943
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?