The Weekly Standard calls our attention to this advice, offered by the inimitable Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., on "How to Survive as a Conservative at Harvard." Heres one pearl:
"Entering Harvard, you are faced with a curriculum that has lots of choice. . . . Lots of choice doesnt mean lots of good choices, as you know from the student dining halls. . . . It doesnt matter so much what the professors politics may be, liberal or even left. What matters is whether the class is conducted honestly, by which I mean presenting and considering ideas contrary to his own. Like an honest salesman, or better than that, the honest professor makes you aware of the defects or the difficulties of the argument he is propounding."