Of the many young stereotypes who wander the quadrangles of Canadian universities — the anguished poet, the math nerd, the charity cheerleader, the stoned philosopher — few seem as awkwardly marginalized as the campus conservative.
A bow tie among scarves, he affects an intellectual style that befits an older, wiser man. He is the inverse of the ageing hippie. Beset on all sides by people who put the liberal into liberal arts, he is counter cultural in a way the average starry-eyed proto-socialist can only dream of, and when he grows up and enters the real world, its toughness comes as a validation.
But what happens when the conservative stays within the academy, and tries to change it from inside?
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