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NAS at the Movies: Documentary Film Screening of Ivory Tower in New York City

Sep 16, 2014 by NAS

NAS will host a film screening of Ivory Tower in New York City.

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2014 Annual Membership NAS Meeting

Sep 15, 2014 by NAS

The NAS annual membership meeting will take place on October 11.

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Why Racial Preferences Are Wrong

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood offers a case against race-based affirmative action.

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Open Letter to Texas Board of Education on College Board’s New History Framework

Sep 12, 2014 by Peter Wood

Peter Wood writes an open letter to the Texas Board of Education, urging action against the new AP U.S. History standards.

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Revisiting the Classics: Michel de Montaigne

Sep 10, 2014 by Peter Cohee

Dr. Peter Cohee teaches Classics in the Boston area. Here he reviews essays of Michel de Montaigne.

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The Coming Wars over Curriculum: A Case Study on Politics, History, and Social Studies…

Sep 10, 2014 by Kevin S. Krahenbuhl

Dr. Kevin S. Krahenbuhl, Assistant Professor of Education at North Dakota State University, discusses declining curriculum standards and the need for strong core courses.

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Revisiting the Classics: Anthem and the Joy of Pursuing Knowledge

Sep 09, 2014 by Joshua Daniel Phillips

Dr. Joshua Daniel Phillips, author of 18,000 Miles: Striving to End Sexual Violence, One Step at a Time, distinguishes between Ayn Rand's Anthem and contemporary dystopian literature.

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Academic Social Science and Governance

Sep 08, 2014 by William H. Young

William Young returns to evaluate the influence of the social sciences on public choice.

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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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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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