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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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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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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 >

Obama-Care Meets Obama-Ed

Mar 10, 2010 by Peter Wood

The health care bill isn't the only government takeover Obama is seeking to pass through "reconciliation." He's also looking to take control of the student loan industry.

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Expanding Enrollments, Declining Standards: American Higher Ed Prepares to Take the…

Mar 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

Do we really want to do to higher education what we have to K-12 education? We might achieve the hollow boast of the most college-credentialed citizenry in the world who also happen to be among the worst-educated.

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Is NAS Anti-Science? A Reply to a Critic

Mar 10, 2010 by Peter Wood

NAS responds to accusations leveled at our article on Al Gore and global warming science.

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California High School Compelled Students to Protest

Mar 09, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

At Oceana High, all students were to join in the March 4 activism, to the loss of an entire day of education.

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To Infinity and Beyond! Kevin Carey’s Race to Over-the-Top

Mar 08, 2010 by Ashley Thorne

Kevin Carey offers some overreaching reform ideas that line up with President Obama's goal to make the United States the most higher-educated nation in the world by 2020.

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Reply to Dave Taylor Re: March Forth

Mar 08, 2010 by Peter Wood

A response to a comment on the NAS article "March Forth."

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March Forth

Mar 04, 2010 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood

Today thousands of students at universities around the country and especially on California campuses are rallying to protest tuition hikes in public higher education. College costs have indeed become exorbitant, but is this the… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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