In 1980, disaffected editors from the student daily of Dartmouth College founded an off-campus conservative newspaper known as The Dartmouth Review. For twenty-five years, this renegade student publication, funded largely by discontented alumni, has made national headlines through its unique, provocative, and controversial brand of journalism. In doing so, The Dartmouth Review has shined a spotlight on the progressively liberal assumptions of Dartmouth College and of higher education, radically changing the terms of campus debate.
This anthology presents the history of The Dartmouth Review in its own words, featuring the student writings of the leading conservative journalists of the Reagan era to the present. It also presents the story of a newspaper under constant attack by a liberal ideology that seeks to silence dissent—and the triumph of that newspaper over those attacks.
Featuring additional commentary by William F. Buckley Jr. and Jeffrey Hart, this volume recounts an important chapter in the history of campus activism, Dartmouth College, and the American conservative movement.
What They're Saying...
"I must say, it's an impressive paper."
— Ronald Reagan
"The original un-PC college newspaper."
— The Wall Street Journal
"The flagship of American conservative campus publications"
— The Nation
"I not only enjoyed reading your paper, but I especially found its
conservative perspective to be refreshing. Keep up the good work."
— Strom Thurmond
"The Dartmouth Review is a direct descendant of the most traditional campus
— Christopher Hitchens
"For anyone who wants to fight the good fight, this book is as much a guide to strategy as it is a highly amusing stroll through the annals of a supremely entertaining campus journal."
— National Review