By Kate Obenshain, Young America’s Foundation Vice President 

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Four years ago, young people—particularly college students—were swept up in a vortex of leftism, intensely embracing a cloaked collectivist ideology.

The Left tailored their message perfectly for young people, appealing to their sense of fairness (“Everybody benefits when you spread the wealth around”) and idealism (“Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for too long”).

Any conservative opposition, particularly on campuses, was shouted down instantly as the product of racism rather than logical thought. We were witnessing the successful, complete implementation of political correctness in academia through the silencing of young conservative activists and thinkers.

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