Resistance from the right: America's campus backlash against the counter culture

In this thought-provoking episode of the Explaining History podcast, we delve into the often overlooked conservative resistance on American college campuses during the height of the counter-culture movement. Join us as we sit down with Lauren Lassabe Shepherd, academic at the University of New Orleans and distinguished historian and author, who sheds light on the dynamic and complex interactions between conservative students and the liberal ideologies that defined much of the 1960s and 70s academic landscape.

Through our conversation, Lauren provides a nuanced analysis of the motivations, strategies, and impacts of right-wing student organizations and their efforts to challenge and shape campus culture and policies. From sit-ins and protests to the intellectual debates that raged within classroom walls, we explore the breadth of conservative activism that countered the era's prevailing liberal norms.

This episode offers listeners a unique perspective on a pivotal moment in American educational and political history, highlighting the diversity of thought and activism that contributed to shaping contemporary campus climates. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a student of political science, or someone curious about the complex interplay of ideologies in education, this conversation with Lauren Lassabe Shepherd offers invaluable insights into the forces that have influenced American colleges and universities.

Tune in to "Resistance from the Right: America's Campus Backlash Against the Counter Culture" for a deep dive into a fascinating aspect of America's educational and political history that continues to resonate today.