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The Intercollegiate Studies Institute today launches, which is a re-launch of the decades-old and fabled Intercollegiate Review. The online daily will mainly serve undergraduate readers interested in learning more about the principles of conservatism, featuring fresh articles, daily blogs (written by a cadre of ISI’s top students), tips for how students can advance the conservative movement on campus, plus classic ISI video and audio lectures. My pals at ISI write: “Here are some featured stories you’ll want to read and share.”

In lieu of a solid core curriculum, what courses do students take at elite schools in America to fulfill “distribution requirements”? The Five Lamest Core Courses in America.

Every year, the dismal, toxic carnival that is Sex Week afflicts colleges across America. Read what principled students are doing to push back against school-sponsored porn culture at Yale and other colleges, in a piece by one of the students who led the resistance.

Princeton professor and top legal scholar Robert George fields tough questions from students, such as “Will gay marriage be legalized nationally?” “Is it dangerous to be an outspoken conservative on campus?” “What are the dogmas of liberalism?” 

What are the core principles of Progressivism? Of American conservatism? We lay them out, with matching eight-point programs, in a political-science mini-course with Professor Paul Kengor of Grove City College. Plus: Which classics of political philosophy should students read to understand both worldviews?

Can hooking up make you stupid? What about lying, cheating, or stealing? Aristotle says “yes,” and Reverend James Schall explains why he’s right

 Notes from the Conservative Underground: Students at five major schools are changing the culture, one brain at a time.

You Can Plant the Grass Roots.” A Harvard undergrad explains how his conservative principles drove him to become a major player in Massachusetts state politics.

Five Satires Your Professor Won’t Assign You.” Neglected novels by Anthony Burgess, Walker Percy, Aldous Huxley ,and other greats that every undergrad should read.

 “Tyranny on Screen.” Cinema classics such as 1984, Brazil, and Fahrenheit 451 that will make young people think twice about the cost of trading liberty for safety.

Happy to share, if only because ISI and National Review share a common history (ISI was founded in 1953, with a young Bill Buckley serving as its first president). So, raise the tone of discourse in America: Check out and spread the word about


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