Jonah makes an interesting point about conservative think thanks that I’d never considered before:
The reason many conservative academics (I obviously don’t include myself here) find their way to Washington think tanks is that they are treated with such hostility on and by college campuses. If the left hadn’t made free discourse and conservative ideas so unwelcome in higher education, we probably wouldn’t have the potent conservative think tanks we have today.
It’s actually quite similar to the way that the Nazis screwed themselves by chasing out their most brilliant physicists. It’s what “progressives” and Leftists do.