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Conservative Student Newspaper ‘The Salient’ Being Relaunched at Harvard

Conservative Student Newspaper ‘The Salient’ Being Relaunched at Harvard

“to fill the vacuum and to encourage diversity of opinion on Harvard’s campus”

I look forward to reading this publication. If it is truly conservative, it’s going to cause all kinds of crazy reactions at Harvard.

The College Fix reports:

Students relaunch conservative paper at Harvard to promote ‘independent and contrarian thought’

A group of undergraduates at Harvard University recently revived a publication to rectify what they describe as a scarcity of conservative and political thought on campus.

The Salient was originally founded as a “moderate to conservative” paper at Harvard in 1981, according to a report at the time.

Its folding in the early 2010s left a lack of thought challenging the predominant talking points on campus, and the newly returned Salient aims to resolve that.

“The drying up of discourse has been an inevitable effect of the end of the lone opposition paper; in the place of debate and intellectual exchange there is only the continual repetition of political maxims grown stale with the years, of truism and tautologies untested by disagreement,” its November 2021 general introduction reads.

It adds that there is also a “marked dearth, not only of conservative thought, but of political thought in general.”

Harvard student Jacob Cremers, spokesperson for the Salient, said in an email to The College Fix on Nov. 30 that the revival of the paper is meant “to fill the vacuum and to encourage diversity of opinion on Harvard’s campus.”

“The Salient has traditionally served as a source and platform of independent and contrarian thought at Harvard; it seemed to us a shame that it had vanished without leaving another newspaper to take its place,” Cremers said.

About 5,000 copies of the new edition were distributed, he said, including under the doors of every student dorm and over 800 faculty offices on campus.

The November 2021 edition was titled: “Revising America: The Deconstruction of the American Commonwealth and the Patriot’s Reply.” It featured eight articles written by students using pseudonyms.

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I’m surprised the powers that be allowed this. I’m sure they’ll repent their tolerance soon,

Organized roving bands of Marxists empty all the campus distribution boxes in three, two…..

I assume the Woke crowd will try to steal all the copies and use them for a raging bonfire. The administration will try to silence the paper ASAP.

It’s a good thing the authors are using pseudonyms, since the Administration would probably try to expel them. I remember the Harvard administration threw out some admitted freshmen because of speech code violations.
https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2019/06/24/harvard-rescinds-admissions-offer-over-applicants-past-racist-writings

    OldProf2 in reply to OldProf2. | December 17, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    After having looked at their website,
    https://harvardsalient.org/
    I’m disappointed. There is too much bad grammar, and too much material advertising offshore casinos. I hope it will become supported to the point that better writers and editors will take over, and the emphasis on casinos will be dropped.

      henrybowman in reply to OldProf2. | December 18, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Either this is a phony website or the official website got hacked badly. It’s full of spam ads for casinos, electronic gear, and other crap, embedded right in the text.

        henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | December 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm

        My money is on the Salient’s website showing up somewhere under harvard.edu, not their own .org. But it doesn’t appear to be there yet.

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