President. Their memories are of thenReagan Honeymoon and the pitifulnadministration of Jimmy Carter thatnpreceded it. George McGovern, Vietnam,nand Watergate are only vaguenmemories, and a serious Uberal oppositionnis no more real than the bogeyman.nComplacency has become evidentneven among such bastions ofnattention-grabbing outrageousness asnThe Dartmouth Review. Cone are thendays of mangled “Mr. Bill” and burningncross cover photos. A typical issuennow sports a portrait of an administratornor athlete on the cover. At my ownnalma mater. The Northwestern Reviewnhas—of all things—moved more towardnthe center in search of more staif;na recent issue carried a feature on onenProfessor Robert Eisner, devotednKeynesian, calling him “one of Northwestern’sngreatest assets.” Such praisenof a professor who tells students thatn”inflation doesn’t matter” would havenbeen anathema to the old guard at thenReview, and indeed raised considerablencriticism from the right when itnwas published. The long-fought battlento return the American flag to thenNorthwestern campus (in which wenchalked up a victory last year) wouldnprobably not occur now, in the age ofncomplacency.nThe new generation seems to regardnthe old battling and point-making asneccentric or even undignified. Theynfail to recognize that such things arenoccasionally necessary to sustain interestnin a campus conservativenorganization—the element of boisterousnessnneeded to inspire the team in anserious game.nIf any institution has encouraged anreturn to business as usual, it is thenRepublican Party, which never alterednfrom its staid, slightly right-of-centerncourse. This became painfully apparentnduring the 1984 primary season,nwhen conservative Congressman TomnCorcoran challenged Republican SenatornCharles Percy. When NorthwesternnRepublicans organized 47 workersnfor the local Republican organization,nthe Evanston (where NU is located)nchairman made it clear that theseneager young people were distinctly unwelcome.nAs it happened, about twothirdsnof them were conservatives, andnthe erstwhile chairman was skittish ofnthe possibility of having a Percy en-nIntroducing ‘The Source’non the interaction of religion and society..nRictiard John Neuhaus’snTHE jeligionn^dety REPORTnThe Religion & Society Report is anbrand new newsletter from The RockfordnInstitute’s New York Center on Religionn& Society.nIts purpose Is bold and frankly controversial:nto reaffirm religion’s role in shapingnthe culture of our time — and, through thenculture, the ways we live together in publicnand private.nIntroductory offer — yon save $6nEach monthly issue will deal vigorously andnoutspokenly with ideas covering the fullnspectrum of religious conviction and debaten— from left to right, from fundamentalist tonliberal — and we invite you to subscribe now.nOur introductory offer: subscribe at $18nfor one year — and save $6 off the regularn$24 subscription price.nYou’ll get on-tbe-scene,n’Inside’ informationnThe Report Is edited by Richard JohnnNeuhaus, pastor, theologian, author, editor,nand one of the most respected figures on thenreligious scene today. 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