People think of the South as conservative. This is incorrect. Its urban centers and universities are strongholds of the Left. Stephen Miller discusses how Duke University's resistance to holding an on-campus 9/11 memorial was broken. Its possible to break through the Left's monopoly on academia - it just takes time and persistence.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
I read with great interest and with tears. This is a heartwarming story about the 'power of one' and the fact that persistence never fails. Kudos!
posted on 09/26/2006 3:46:52 AM PDT
This was inspiring. I live in a region with several very liberal colleges, as well as one that was founded by Catholic brothers, which unfortunately, doesn't have the temerity to uphold its own historical mandate/traditions.
The whole memorial effort detailed in the article was undertaken from the ground up. That is the way Universities can be truly diversified--by the persistent efforts those on campus and in the community willing to challenge the orthodoxies and appeal to the common sense of every day working people in the community. Bravo!
posted on 09/26/2006 8:45:29 AM PDT
FYI - Stephen Miller is a senior at Duke, and a frequent contributor (or maybe a regular columnist??) for the Duke Chronicle student newspaper. He's written on 9/11 as well as the Duke LAX case. Several of his articles have been posted on FR.
List of his articles on the Duke Chronicle website
posted on 09/28/2006 6:48:40 AM PDT
(Jim R really needs to add 'mooselimb' and 'blog' to the spellchecker! and 'spellchecker', too! ;>)
Miller should be chief of staff if the rats don’t steel the election and Johnson doesn’t split the ticket.
posted on 06/26/2016 5:57:20 AM PDT
(Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarme)
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