REVOLT ON THE CAMPUS by Stanton Evans

REVOLT ON THE CAMPUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Revolt on the Campus is a very young work by a rather young man in defense of a hoary crusade: the Conservative revival. To the extent that Yale-man-author Stanton Evans castigates bureaucracy, statism, government spending, progressive taxation, Russian accommodationism, etc.; favors free enquiry as opposed to the Liberal orthodoxy; pumps for allout martial strength and nuclear advance; salutes the anti-Keynenian shibboleths of economists and hayek- to these extents his whirlwind apercu of the new collegiates, those of the Adams-Hamilton-Burke persuasion, is a loose but lucid, spirited and swinging teact of the times. To the other extent, however, that he and his cronies would revive, sponsor or beef up McCarthyism, Jingoism, xenophobia, loyalty oaths, the Un-American Activities Committee and howl like beatniks until 'the last vestiges of Liberalism have been removed from our government'- then his stance becomes not only confused and contradictory, but inflammable as well. In between there are quotes from his contemporaries discovering individualism, authoritarian religion,- Bill Buckley, Fulton Lewis, the inner-directed man; National, Review, Human Events and the controversial Operation Abolition film. Actually it's like a check-list of student movements and moments: e.g. the ISI and YAF are pitted against the old Red favorite ISS and that big-wheel of permissiveness, the NSA; in short, a directory to the new up and coming, soon-to-be-in group. That's the Evans forecast, anyway, and one necessary for every college library, at least.

Pub Date: Nov. 13th, 1961
Publisher: Regnery