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Shortchangers



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Mark Bauerlein’s essay, “How Academe Shortchanges Conservative Thinking,” has slipped past the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s firewall. An excerpt:

Herein lies the plight of conservative intellectuals. They seek to reflect upon the events of the day, but the ideas they draw upon are ignored by professors and cheapened by liberal intellectuals. Count the names Hayek, Russell Kirk, Irving Kristol, etc., on syllabi in courses on “Culture & Society.” Tally how often, in left-of-center periodicals, those names are linked to moneyed interests. The framing is complete. Heralds of conservatism start and finish in the messy realm of politics and finance, never rising into the temple of reflection.



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