January 06, 2006

The Primary Source

In her current column at the Washington Times, Suzanne Fields alludes rightly(no pun intended, although...) that there has been a visible resurgence of conservative thought among today's university students, much to the chagrin of the more left wing faculty members.

Tenured professors are hysterical (a good "gendering" word) over the rise of the right on the campus, of students who aren't buying into lesbian literature, identity politics, deconstructionism, feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism, Marxism, gay culturalism and all the other -isms that have dominated the curriculum for the generation since the '60s. Assumptions are under siege.

This is extremely refreshing, as it demonstrates that four decades of unchecked leftist idiocy is finally beginning to be counterbalanced by more sane, alternative thinking -- read that as a return, in some quarters, to conservative idealogies which, on the whole, are exponentionally more constructive in terms of the preservation of the United States and our Constitutional background by the next generations of Americans in the marketplace and at the polls than most of their predecessors over the last forty years.

It was therefore a great pleasure to learn that Tufts University's campus newspapers include a conservative publication called The Primary Source, a sample of which, online, is here.


If there ever was an issue in the current political climate that has been polluted by the pessimism of the mainstream media, it is the economy. The mainstream media employs public opinion polls to vindicate its perception of the national debate. Unfortunately, the facts—most importantly those about the economy—are too often discounted. A November USA Today/CNN Gallup Poll found that approximately 37 percent of Americans approve of President Bush’s handling of the economy, which equals their approval of his overall job performance. The information that really affects Americans day by day is about dollars and cents, and as it stands, they do not get the positive news about the economy they deserve to hear.

Thank you people so much for helping to bring right thinking back to the campus.

In the next few days I will be slightly restructuring the listing format in my blogroll, and The Primary Source will have a permanent link therein.

Posted by Seth at 12:24 AM | Comments (2) |