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Are frat boys the new conservatives?

It’s long been a conservative truism that universities are enemy territory, stacked as they are with sandal wearing humanities professors and scientists whose research depends on empirical reality. But the ivory tower has probably never been as liberal as the right wants to believe: 51% of college graduates and 42% of “postgraduates” voted for Mitt Romney.

Even so, the academy’s supposedly implacable hostility to conservatives has been a career boosting foil for rightists fromWilliam F. Buckley to David Horowitz. But writing in Buckley’s National Review this weekend, Betsy Woodruff sees an emerging trend that could help level politics in the quad: Frat boys!

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