Carolina Review is a journal of conservative thought and opinion published at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, founded by a group of graduate and undergraduate students in 1993. Carolina Review has been the most visible and consistent voice of conservatism on campus, providing students with an alternative to the left-wing orthodoxy promoted by other student publications, professors, and student groups. During its twenty-year existence, the Review has enabled UNC students to hear both sides of issues, while combining reporting with opinion, humor, and feature articles.
Carolina Review is staffed solely by UNC students who write and publish on a monthly basis. Our purpose is to show students that a political philosophy of conservatism, free thought, and individual liberty is an intelligent way of looking at the world–contrary to what they may hear in the classrooms and on campus. In general, writers and contributors to the Review share a belief in the following:
- We believe the University should be a forum for rational and informed debate–instead of the current climate in which ideological dogma, political correctness, fashion, and mob mentality interfere with academic pursuit.
- We believe any attempt to establish utopia is bound to meet with failure and, more often than not, disaster.
- We believe free enterprise and economic growth, especially at the local level, provide the basis for a sound society.
- We believe the University is an important battleground in the “war of ideas” and the outcomes of political battles of the future are, to a great degree, being determined on campuses today.
- We believe a code of honor, integrity and rationality are the fundamental characteristics of individual success. There is no excuse for lack of individual initiative.
- We emphatically oppose totalitarianism and its apologists.
Contact Carolina Review
282 Frank Porter Graham Student Union Campus Box 5210
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599