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How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

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Thalaba the Destroyer and Other Forgotten Friends: An Invitation to Readers

Jun 18, 2014 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

We invite NAS readers to submit reflections on older books.

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Seasoned Debate: Should Education Have a Leftist Bias?

May 29, 2014 by Donald Lazere, George Leef |

Donald Lazere responds to George Leef's review of Why Education Should Have a Leftist Bias.

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Learning to Fight

May 15, 2014 by David French |

Does military school prepare officers for battle, or for administration? 

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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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