A Rare Breed

Thursday, October 7, 2004, 10:10 —by route66
This item was posted in General, San Diego Politics category and has 4 Comments so far.

That would be conservatives on campus. California Review is a conservative journal from UCSD. I just received a copy of the current print edition (September 2004), which is not online yet. A sample of past articles are State-Sanctioned Bigotry Rears Its Head, Top 10 Liberal Christmas Presents and Stupid White Man: Michael Moore.

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4 Responses to “A Rare Breed”

  1. Kynn Bartlett said on Thursday, October 7, 2004, 10:35

    It’s more of the far right’s victimhood fetish, right?

    “Wah, wah, there are a few places where it’s possible that the conservative movement doesn’t utterly dominate, so therefore all universities are evil and bad and above all LIBERAL!”

    Puh-leeze. What crybabies.

    So, anyway, what’s the point of this blog post? Cuz I don’t see it so far.

    –Kynn

  2. oso said on Thursday, October 7, 2004, 15:59

    Kynn,

    I think route66 was just pointing out that there’s another new media outlet here in San Diego. Though we have a history of conservative media (ie. the Union Tribune) here in San Diego, most of the newer publications are leaning towards the left so it’s good to see new faces on both sides.

    Other articles about conservatives on campus include GNN‘s Backlash 101 and TIME magazine’s The Right’s New Wing.

  3. route66 said on Friday, October 8, 2004, 6:37

    The gentleman (Oso) is correct about me simply pointing out a media outlet at UCSD that I was previously unaware of. Oso, I checked out the articles you linked to and was interested in reading about the growing number of conservative students on campus. At the same time I found this revealing section from that Time magazine article :

    According to data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, 72% of university employees’ $16.7 million in contributions during this election cycle has gone to the Democratic Party. The figure for Harvard is 97%, and every penny of the $156,000 from the College of William and Mary has gone to the Democrats. Employees of the University of California have given more money to John Kerry’s presidential campaign than have workers at any other business or institution; (the italics are mine) Harvard employees are No. 2. (Full disclosure: employees of Time Warner, which publishes TIME, are No. 5.) George W. Bush has no universities (and no Time Warner) in his top-20 list of employee donations.

    Imagine my surprise.

  4. oso said on Saturday, October 9, 2004, 13:42

    Yeah, I think Yale’s voting record for 2000 was even more liberal – more students and factuly members voted for Nader than Bush. I absolutely agree with you – I wish I had more conservative professors at UCSD because it would have allowed me to debate their positions on issues. Instead you really feel like there’s this hegemony of thought on campus. Unfortunately, we had very few intelligent and articulate conservative students so I sometimes found myself playing devil’s advocate even though I really agreed with the professor.

    It’s strage how that works … people who dedicate their lives to studying politics, history, and social theory tend to be liberals while those engaged in business who don’t have as much time to study governance, political theory, and history tend to be conservatives.

    Imagine my surprise.

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