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

Aug 22, 2014 by NAS |

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

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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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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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Campus Activism: The Fight for Imaginary Victories

Aug 13, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Campus activists fight against an imaginary villain of social injustice.

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Small Latin, and Less Greek

Aug 13, 2014 by Bruce S. Thornton |

Bruce Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at California State University, Fresno, reviews Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard.

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Acknowledging Things of Darkness: Postcolonial Criticism of The Tempest

Aug 11, 2014 by Duke Pesta |

In the Fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions, Duke Pesta, associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, writes on the limitations of postcolional criticism.

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Statement on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Aug 08, 2014 by NAS |

The NAS has concerns about the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which could potentially encourage college communities to implicate innocent parties.

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Sustainability Triumphalism

Aug 08, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

As new reports express skepticism about anthropogenic global warming, sustainability activists proclaim their cause more boldly than ever.

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