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Do We Need to Keep Affirmative Action Going?

Mar 15, 2010 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Larry Purdy (one of the lawyers who worked on the Grutter case) reviews Affirmative Action for the Future by Notre Dame philosophy professor James Sterba. Purdy finds the book to be little more… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

He Never Read von Mises

Mar 15, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

Communist countries like Russia have developed with extraordinary speed in the past decades entirely by means of public enterprise.  In fact, by our index of the rate of economic growth, i.e., electricity produced… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part II

Mar 15, 2010 by George Seaver |

Enlightenment thinkers concluded that the balance of power can recover its stability but that the loss of public virtue occurs slowly and is not recoverable.

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Libel Tourism En Vacances

Mar 15, 2010 by Peter Wood |

A French court puts an American editor on trial over a German book review that offended an Israeli scholar. Hmm...

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Obama Loans, Who Collects? The Not-so-Hidden Dangers of Federal Direct Student Lending

Mar 15, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood paints a picture of what federal control of higher education could look like in practice.

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Moral Maturity or Rigid Ideology?

Mar 12, 2010 by Mitchell Langbert |

In his book Moral Development: Advances in Research and Theory (NY: Praeger, 1986) James Rest of the University of Minnesota and his colleagues describe their work on "moral maturity" using the defining issues test… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Virtus from the Ancient Republics to the Postmodern, Part I

Mar 12, 2010 by George Seaver |

Public virtue in the ancient republics meant moral excellence necessary for political stability and achievement in government.

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Yuri Glazov and the Fight for Liberty

Mar 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

A professor who challenged the cruel oppression of the Soviet Union serves as an example for us today.

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Critical Discourse at Princeton

Mar 11, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Remember Sex Week at Yale last month? I know it's over until next year, but take heart: Princeton is apparently maintaining Ivy League standards with a talk on pornography by a real pro -"feminist pornographer" Tristan Taormino,… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Higher Ed = Economic Growth Myth

Mar 11, 2010 by George Leef |

Today's Wall Street Journal has a letter from Rep. John Garamendi (D - CA) who says that he's siding with the protesting students because raising tuition is "bad economics." Why is it bad to insist that heavily subsidized… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Anger’s Not the Answer: Peter Wood on NPR

Mar 11, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Are you mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Maybe you should reconsider, says NAS president Peter Wood.

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The Liberal Arts Belong in Liberal Democracy: A Response to Martha Nussbaum

Mar 11, 2010 by Keith Whitaker |

Nussbaum’s apparent defense of the liberal arts turns out to be just another rallying cry for diversity and socialism. But the liberal arts should give citizens the knowledge to understand the worth of freedom and the humanity… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Disparate Impact and Higher Education: Here Comes the DOE

Mar 11, 2010 by Glenn Ricketts |

Since the 1971 Supreme Court case Griggs v. Duke Power Company, employers have been held liable for using hiring tests on which minorities perform worse than non-minorities. The liability may become greater with the new crack-down… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

NAS Members, Are You Getting AQ on Time?

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Cross posted from http://www.NAS.org NAS members, have you been getting your issues of Academic Questions on time? We have received some complaints from members who did not… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

10 Myths That the University Doesn’t Let Die

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

At the Pope Center, Jay Schalin has a great article listing 10  discredited ideas propagated by colleges and universities. He says academics "tend to live in a theoretical universe, while the rest of America deals with… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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