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America’s “defounding,” feminism’s sexual suicide, and why Gen Z leans left
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CATEGORY: CAMPUS CONSERVATISM (5 min)
Kids are supposed to become more conservative as they get older, right?
Not according to a new poll from Echelon Insights.
As millennials and Gen Z leave high school and go to college, they become way more progressive.
Did you know that 41% of college students now call themselves very or somewhat progressive? That’s a jump of 12 points over high schoolers!
Conservatives have long complained about leftist indoctrination on college campuses . . .
. . . but they could actually underestimate the problem.
How can conservatives make a compelling case for their ideas to the younger generations?
According to Isaac Schorr, it has to be with something more than mere slogans.
Schorr, the ISI fellow at National Review, delivers bad news to conservatives—but also good advice.
Read his article to get them both.
CATEGORY: HISTORY (30 min)
“I cannot understand why it is immoral to stop people from becoming rich.”
That sounds like it could come from any number of progressives today.
It’s actually a quote from FDR’s attorney general.
In fact, a lot of the progressive playbook goes back decades.
Demonizing success? Portraying the Founding as immoral? Reducing individuals to their skin color?
They’ve all been around for a long time, as the New Criterion’s Myron Magnet reveals.
Read Magnet’s article to discover:
- how Woodrow Wilson’s and FDR’s revisionist views of the Founding paved the way for so many attacks we hear today
- the roots of critical race theory and statue toppling
- how higher education became the hub for progressive indoctrination
- how Tocqueville predicted the erosion of our freedoms
So pour a cup of coffee (or something stronger) and read this enlightening—and chilling—history.
The New Campus Counterculture via the Miami Patriot
Conservatives, Let’s Not Abandon the Free Market via the Texas Horn
CATEGORY: FEMINISM (19 min)
Feminism has always had its critics.
But what if the critiques of feminism have overlooked the biggest problem of all?
Writing in Modern Age, Scott Yenor shows that feminism has been more successful—and done more damage—than its critics ever thought possible.
And he raises a provocative question:
Is there a “sexual suicide” on the horizon?
Read Yenor’s eye-opening essay. Then subscribe to Modern Age for more articles on the most important ideas of concern to conservatives of all stripes.
This June, we’re holding our inaugural ISI Homecoming Weekend.
And you’re invited!
This is your chance to experience a weekend of fellowship, thoughtful discussions, and incredible speakers . . .
. . . a heady combination that so many ISI students and alumni call the “ISI magic.”
“After a year of isolation, there are few people with whom I’m more excited to reconnect than my fellow ISI alumni.” That’s a message we received from recent alumna Elise Amez-Droz, and we couldn’t agree more!
Register now. Special discounts are available if you’re under 30!
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