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Fall 2003/Spring 2004

Intercollegiate Review

Volume: 39
Numbers: 1 - 2
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The Intercollegiate Review is the magazine for liberty-loving students across America.



Why Russell Kirk Mattered, and Matters
T. S. Eliot as Conservative Mentor

Symposium: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

American Security: At Home and Abroad
America’s Founding and Limited Government
Markets, Morality, and Civil Society
Western Civilization, Our Tradition


The Metaphor as Wrecking Ball, a review of Hamburger’s Separation of Church and State
A Providential Constitution?, a review of Brownson’s The American Republic
Liberal Conservatism, Not Conservative Liberalism, a review of Scruton’s The Meaning of Conservatism
The (Mis-)Measure of Intellectual Culture, a review of Posner’s Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline


I recall very sharply how, in the autumn in 1939, as I was driving on afternoon across the monotonous prairies of Texas to begin my third year in this post, it came to me like a revelation that... I did not <I>have</I> to go on professing the clich&eacute;s of liberalism, which were becoming meaningless to me. I saw that my opinions had been formed out of a timorous regard for what was supposed to be intellectually respectable, and that I had always been looking over my shoulder to find out what certain others, whose concern with truth I was beginning to believe to be not very intense, were doing or thinking. It is a great experience to wake up at a critical juncture to the fact that one does have a free will, and that giving up the worship of false idols is a quite practicable proceeding.