PRINCETON HAS A MOMENT
“One Princeton University professor, concerned over the deep dearth of opportunities for students at the Ivy League institution to explore the principles underpinning conservatism, has decided to do something to help fix the problem. Philosophy professor Thomas Kelly will offer a freshman seminar this fall called ‘Intellectual Foundations of Modern Conservatism,’” says a new report from The College Fix, a national student-written news publication.
“What first interested me in offering this particular course was my growing conviction that, in at least some respects, Princeton University is something of a progressive bubble, where students are not really exposed to the best arguments that can be made for various heterodox political and social views,” Mr. Kelly told the publication. His course looks intense. “We will explore some broader conservative themes that appear repeatedly, including conservative critiques of ‘good intentions,’ ‘political correctness,’ and the political and cultural influence of intellectual and cultural elites,” Mr. Kelly writes in Princeton’s fall course catalog.