Students steal peers’ debut magazine that promoted intellectual discourse, praised WFB Jr.

Dec 16, 2019 by

A new student magazine at Colorado College that aimed to diversify intellectual discourse on campus and promised to publish a wide-range of unorthodox political opinions instead had dozens of copies of its debut edition stolen by bandits on campus.

What’s more, Athwart Magazine is facing backlash for dedicating its new publication to the legacy of William F. Buckley Jr., as accusations of racism against the conservative icon fly.

The magazine’s debut edition included op-eds such as “The Progressive Conception of ‘Rights’ Is as Seductive as It Is Dangerous,” “Against the $15 Minimum Wage” and “Identity Politics and the Dulling of Political Discourse on Campus.”

Student Nate Hochman, editor-in-chief of Athwart, told The College Fix in a telephone interview Tuesday that campus activists are rejecting the magazine’s call for discourse.

The Athwart editorial board addressed those concerns in a lengthy Dec. 9 editorial, explaining in great detail how Buckley had quickly and completely disavowed his very early support for segregation and became a champion for civil rights.

Source: Students steal peers’ debut magazine that promoted intellectual discourse, praised WFB Jr. | The College Fix

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