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The Revolution Eats Its Own

The new wave of campus radicalism has spread to Princeton, as John Fund points out. At the top of the agenda for left-wing Princetonians: shoving Woodrow Wilson down the memory hole (to borrow a term from Orwell’s 1984). If these protestors knew their history, they’d appreciate that Wilson is a founding father of the progressivism that makes their politics possible. But they don’t study history, so they don’t know this–and we conservatives can sit back and watch the fun.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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