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Conservatism and the Academy



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Prof. Allen Guelzo writes,

The conservative revolution was supposed to be a revolution. It has not been. It has been an insurgency. And while that insurgency captured a vast swath of open territory, it failed utterly to capture the key citadels of American culture, beginning with American higher education.

In his latest column, “Conservatism’s Greatest Failure: The Academy,” he analyzes the relationship between the conservative movement and universities. For example, “Governments change, finances crash, but the faculty is forever.” It is worth reading.



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