The Voice of the Conservative Movement at Wabash College

What a thing it is to be an archivist.
History classes these days are glossy. We read books that are printed on slick paper and have a lot of pictures. There is emphasis on using a wide variety of sources to construct a picture of daily life in a long-ago time. There’s not necessarily anything wrong [...]

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“The piano is a kitten; you stroke it and it purrs. The organ is a monster; you strike it wrong and it strikes back.”

Professor of religion Dr. David Blix ’70 recalls these words from his high school organ instructor. Such a characterization often seems very apt for an instrument capable of such awe-inspiring and majestic [...]

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The history of Wabash College beyond its academic achievements is overflowing with stories and traditions of our school’s athletic accomplishments. The great teams and individuals that Wabash has produced are too numerous to mention, as Jim Amidon, Director of Public Relations, so eloquently described this past fall in his Chapel Talk. But it [...]

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History is the closest we mortals can come to resurrecting the dead. Our desire to do so—our desire to know and learn from individuals of the past, and to discover their unique role in a larger scheme—has given us a long tradition of moral narratives in history. It is a desire as old [...]

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I’ve always said that Republican presidents don’t get the recognition they deserve until they die. Warren G. Harding is the exception to that rule. Immensely popular in the public and in the press during his short time in office, his reputation began a rapid and unstoppable decline immediately following his death. Today, he is almost universally considered the worst of the worst. Phillip G. Payne’s new book, Dead Last: The Public Memory of Warren G. Harding’s Scandalous Legacy examines why.

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The future of the United States of
America is in question. A collapsing
economy, troubled government, and
corrupted society present unforeseen
challenges and obstacles for the country
as a whole, that are all the more
pertinent to the men of Wabash. The
chaotic changes occurring cast into
doubt the purpose and necessity of
postsecondary education in a new and
different world…
This description sounds remarkably
similar to [...]

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Why is national defense considered a public good? What is the Monroe Doctrine? The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) coordinated a national survey on civic literacy that asked questions like these to American college students. Apparently, they are harder to answer than any comprehensive exam ever given at Wabash. Fifty universities and colleges took part in this study, and the average score among them was 53.2%.

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Wabash College is a scenic experience unlike many other colleges. Throughout
this majestic College one will find brick walkways, Georgian architecture, and fields of trees. The College’s tree collection, more commonly know as the Arboretum, has a unusal history.
Walking through the Arboretum, one may notice the beautiful variety of aged trees evenly distributed throughout campus. [...]

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