Magazine December 09, 2019, Issue

Roads Scholar

Campus of the University of Iowa (Wikimedia)

Earlier this month, some disheartening news erupted from my beloved alma mater, Northwestern University, where I spent several delightful years in the late ’90s. In case you weren’t around back then, those were remarkably heady and vainglorious days, with professors garbling about “the end of history” and predicting that liberal democracy would soon take over the entire globe, all while China and Russia snickered and rolled their eyes. Meanwhile, students were largely apathetic about politics, meaning that college was actually fun.

Anyway, fast-forward to today, where we all know the drill: A controversial speaker comes to campus and students freak out

Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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