Phi Beta Cons

The Right take on higher education.

Conservative Mistakes


Roger Kimball says in his interview with John Miller that conservative think tanks and publications have made up for the lack of conservative representation in academia. Roger is one of our heroes, but here I must respectfully disagree.
One of the huge mistakes conservatives made was to give up on academia and put their faith in alternative arrangements. The think tanks and conservative publications have done great, great work, no question, and we would have been entirely lost without them, but nothing can make up for surrendering academia — and its education of generation after generation of young people — to the Left. The Right has tried to compensate with many recent efforts aimed at higher education; these are noble and are bearing fruit, but they are working against an awful deficit.  


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