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  • Quote of the Day

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on February 10th, 2009 (All posts by )

    The conservative revolution was supposed to be a revolution. It has not been. It has been an insurgency. And while that insurgency captured a vast swath of open territory, it failed utterly to capture the key citadels of American culture, beginning with American higher education.

    Academics control the narrow neck through which America’s managers, writers, thinkers, bankers, politicians, and executives must pass, and that passage has acquired an atmosphere, no matter how self-pityingly the academic left likes to deny it, in which Left assumptions are set as the default positions

    Conservatives made the disastrous mistake of assuming that if they abandoned those tedious and expensive plans to lay siege to the university, they would be free to move on to the larger and more easily-annexed plains of government and finance. They were wrong. Governments change, finances crash, but the faculty is forever.

    Alan Guelzo, Conservatism’s Greatest Failure: The Academy

     

    One Response to “Quote of the Day”

    1. Verity Says:

      An acute observation, and just as true in Britain which is slowly being eaten alive by academia and its products.