Breaking into the Academy

Paul Mirengoff ’71 follows up on The Review‘s editorial on intellectual diversity, saying that his proposed solution may not be so easy:

Without disagreeing with Michael’s solution, we should remember that, in collecting talent, conservative think tanks took advantage of the fact that twenty years ago colleges were inhospitable to rising conservative academics. Today they are even less hospitable. Thus, while conservatives who are just passing through college may not be seriously short-changed by the status quo, the same probably is not true for those who are thinking about sticking around.