February 18, 2003

Some Young Yalies Are Getting

Some Young Yalies Are Getting It

O.K, so we might not be returning to the bygone days of Buckley's God and Man at Yale. But this story is heartening for those who have been dismayed by the liberal encroachments in academia for many decades. Now if only my sister (Yale '05) will shift rightwards!

Key language from article: "What surprised me was the existence of a determined conservative clique on the right," he said. "I wasn't expecting that there would be this counter-reaction to Yale liberalism."

The Institute's study found that more of this year's freshmen called themselves conservative compared to last year's freshmen, who were surveyed before the Sept. 11 attacks. Forty-five percent of students -- an all-time high -- expressed support for increasing federal military spending. The number of students who labeled their politics conservative increased from 19.1 percent to 20.0 percent, while the number of self-labeled liberals decreased from 29.9 percent to 27.8 percent."

Modest upticks to be sure, but a positive trend nonetheless.

Posted by Gregory at February 18, 2003 05:19 PM
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