Hillsdale College -- an Alternate Academic Universe
The picture you are looking at represents a good reason to have hope for America's future. I am sitting in the airport as I write this, having just visited the renowned Hillsdale College to talk about Sex & God at Yale. Many of you who subscribe to Imprimus know of the college's reputation as an island of sensibility in a sea of academic sludge. I was very impressed by this place, which, this time of year, is just beautiful. And the students--they were bright, curious, full of energy, and enthusiastic about ideas; I was very, very, very impressed by them.
Someone wrote me a message awhile back, asking if there is anywhere he could send his kids to college where they wouldn't spend four years in a moral and intellectual dead zone. There's nothing like paying $200,000 in order for your kids to have their minds assaulted mercilessly by the radical left for four years. That, sadly, is what many parents of college students are paying for these days.
I had heard of Hillsdale before, but having spent some time here, I'm very excited just to know this place exists. I'd heartily recommend the college to anyone looking for a rigorous education in a context where upright social values are respected and nourished. Living a morally responsible life is not considered lame here.
Plus, they have Ricochet All-Star Paul Rahe on the faculty. Paul and his wonderful wife Laura treated me to some delicious roasted lamb one evening while I was here, and I've decided that any college that has a Professor Rahe on the roster has got to be alright.
Finally, I ask you: What other college in the world has a six-foot bronze statue of Ronald Reagan on the campus quad?