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One of the most encouraging signs in higher education has been the creation of academic centers that fill intellectual voids on today’s largely left-wing campuses. These centers have helped direct students’ attention to such areas as traditional political philosophy, the founding of the United States, the exploration of Western civilization, and free market economics.

Among the newest of these ventures is the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. It was launched with a gift from a West Texas rancher who wants college students to understand private enterprise. It is directed by Benjamin Powell, who studied economics at George Mason University and is North American editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. Powell writes about it on the Pope Center site.

Jane S. ShawJane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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