Book Reviews

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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Winter AQ Issue Examines Campus Progressivism’s Origins

Dec 30, 2013 by NAS |

The last issue in Academic Questions' 2013 volume considers the sources of progressive ideology on campus.

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A Very Weak Argument For Discrimination

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy's new book concluding in favor of continuing racial preferences fails to be persuasive.

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Will the Internet Replace College?

Sep 25, 2013 by John Maguire |

John Maguire reviews two books that ponder whether the rise of "online" will mean the downfall of higher education as we now know it.

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A Profession at Risk: Teaching Humans in the New Millennium

Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |

David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"

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Horatio Alger with Affirmative Action: A Review of My Beloved World

Jun 20, 2013 by George W. Dent |

George Dent reviews Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, released against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's deliberations over Fisher v. Texas.

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Spring 2013 Academic Questions Issue is Out

May 02, 2013 by Ashley Thorne |

The first issue of NAS's quarterly journal's 2013 volume focuses on the Common Core, civics education, racial preferences, and important new books in higher education.

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What if the Best College for You is UnCollege?

Apr 24, 2013 by George Leef |

Dale Stephens answers ten questions about his new book Hacking Your Education.

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Both Wrong and Bad

Apr 17, 2013 by Carl Cohen |

In a review essay, Cohen says Russell Nieli's Wounds That Will Not Heal "contends that the products of race preference, or affirmative action, are bad—very, very bad."

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The Schools of “Becoming Right”

Feb 01, 2013 by Robert VerBruggen |

VerBruggen reveals the identities of the "Eastern Elite" and "Western Flagship" referred to in the new book Becoming Right.

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Greg Lukianoff’s Terrific New Book

Oct 24, 2012 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate.

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The Wacky World of Victim Studies

Sep 19, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Bruce Bawer's new book, The Victims' Revolution is an indispensable guide to the "identity studies" side of contemporary scholarship and academic programs.

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My Review of Bawer’s The Victim’s Revolution

Sep 19, 2012 by George Leef |

Bawer has written a terrific exposé of the pseudo-academic fad of "identity studies" courses and programs.

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Exam Schools: Choice, Quality, and the Right Fit

Sep 17, 2012 by Peter Cohee |

Chester Finn and Jessica Hockett's new book on exam schools surveys selective high schools and their effectiveness.

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Elite Colleges and the Coming Apart of America

Sep 12, 2012 by George Leef |

Charles Murray's new book argues that our elite colleges and universities are partially responsible for what he sees as America's unraveling. Is this true?

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Duke Cheston Reviews Sex and God at Yale

Aug 29, 2012 by George Leef |

Reviewer Duke Cheston finds the new book Sex and God at Yale effective in exposing the degradation of Yale.

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