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A number of right-wing groups focus on the training and recruitment of student conservatives or craft attacks on policies, courses, or professors deemed too "liberal" or "radical."  

Key Groups

Accuracy in Academia 4455 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 330, Washington, DC 20008, 202/364-4401, Website: www.academia.org Reactionary watchdog group fighting perceived liberal bias in academia. Run by Reed Irvine. Publishes Campus Report.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute P.O. Box 4431, Wilmington, DE 19807-0431, 800/526-7022, Website: www.isi.org A mainstay of the Old Right, the Institute publishes the monthly CAMPUS: America’s Student Newspaper; Intercollegiate Review; ISI Update; Political Science Review; and the quarterly journal Modern Age. Opposes multi-culturalism and all forms of liberalism.

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Campus Report  


  • Cowan, Rich, and staff of the Center for Campus Organizing. (1997). Uncovering the Right on Campus: A Guide to Resisting Conservative Attacks on Equality and Social Justice. Cambridge, MA: Center for Campus Organizing.
  • Messer-Davidow, Ellen. (1993). “Manufacturing the Attack on Liberalized Higher Education.” Social Text, Fall, pp. 40–80.
  • Messer-Davidow, Ellen. (1994). “Who (Ac)Counts and How.” MMLA (The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association), vol. 27, no. 1, Spring, pp. 26–41.

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