New Blog Offers Higher-Ed Views From the Right

March 13, 2006

National Review today started a new blog, Phi Beta Cons, which it bills as “the right take on higher ed”—that’s right as in conservative and libertarian. The blog, which its editor describes as “dedicated to keeping an eye on the politics of campus life,” has so far drawn postings from Stephen Balch, of the National Association of Scholars, on the Lawrence Summers resignation; David Gelernter on Yale’s admission of an ex-Taliban spokesman as a student; Candace de Russy on the “Jihad on campus”; and Anne D. Neal, of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, on what she describes as “the vast divide” between “academic elites & mainstream America.”