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Win Two Free Tickets to the NAS’s Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City!

Sep 08, 2014 by NAS |

NAS is hosting a Twitter contest and giving away 10 free tickets to our exclusive New York City screening of Ivory Tower.

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Revisiting the Classics: Joan and Peter by H. G. Wells

Sep 08, 2014 by Adam Kissel |

"Oswald’s concern—Wells’s, too—is that a fully unregulated marketplace of ideas, the open curriculum, if you will, has no telos."

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

Sep 05, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"[PTSS] provides an evidence-proof explanation that lifts away moral responsibility from those engaged in self-destructive, anti-social, and criminal behavior."

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Revisiting the Classics: Le Rouge et le Noir and French History

Aug 29, 2014 by David Kaiser |

Author and historian David Kaiser reviews Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir.

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Campus Energy Divestment: A Mistaken Legacy of the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Aug 28, 2014 by Caleb Rossiter |

"Divestment will again harm Africans, but this time to no good end." Dr. Caleb Rossiter, an adjunct professor at American University, weighs in.

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Why Conservatives are Up in Arms About the College Board’s AP History Course

Aug 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

"We are told that the course is the work of scholars whose only agenda was to create a good course. This doesn’t ring true."

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The Collision Between Academic Freedom and Freedom of Contract: the Salaita Case

Aug 27, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef offers his perspective on whether a university should have the freedom to decline to employ those who seem more interested in espousing political beliefs than in teaching.

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Revisiting the Classics: What’s New and What’s True

Aug 27, 2014 by F.R. Duplantier |

Political author F.R. Duplantier reviews Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

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Revisiting the Classics: “The End of the Tether” by Joseph Conrad

Aug 26, 2014 by Jackson Toby |

Jackson Toby, Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Rutgers University, writes on why he considers "The End of the Tether" to be the best—and perhaps most underappreciated—novella Joeseph Conrad ever wrote.

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Revisiting the Classics: Native Son

Aug 22, 2014 by Jim Hartley |

Jim Hartley, Professor of Economics at Mount Holyoke College, reflects on how Native Son is taught in contemporary classrooms.

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Pushing American History as a Long Tale of Oppression

Aug 22, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The new APUSH is leaving out important figures in U.S. History and focusing instead on a history of the United States as an oppressor. 

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Revisiting the Classics: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Aug 20, 2014 by Mitchell Langbert |

NAS is calling upon readers to submit reflections on old books. Professor Mitchell Langbert discusses how Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics offers value for students that a modern text cannot provide.

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The Clery Act: More Campus Safety Or Just a Wasteful Mandate?

Aug 20, 2014 by George Leef |

Top-down controls have been put in place on college campuses to improve campus safety, but these efforts waste resources and do little to solve the problem.

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NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

Aug 15, 2014 by NAS |

NAS member Barbara Oakley is teaching the largest course on learning ever taught. 

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Fall 2014 Academic Questions Highlights Western Culture and Tradition

Aug 14, 2014 by NAS |

The fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions offers special essays, poetry, and reviews that illimune the foundations of Western tradition.

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