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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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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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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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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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What We’re Reading: NAS Goes to the Beach 2014

Jun 30, 2014 by NAS |

Members of the NAS staff share their summer reading lists and offer book recommendations.

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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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Trigger Warning Contest Winners

Jun 06, 2014 by NAS |

NAS announces the three winners of our contest on trigger warnings for classic books. 

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Last Day of Trigger Warning Contest

Jun 05, 2014 by NAS |

Today is the last chance to participate in NAS's contest for the best trigger warnings for classic books. Get your submissions in by midnight!

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Trigger Warning Contest

Jun 02, 2014 by NAS |

NAS is seeking submissions to its trigger warning contest. The top 3 will each receive a copy of NAS president Peter Wood's book, A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now.

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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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The Unemancipated Country: Eugene Genovese’s Discovery of the Old South

May 16, 2014 by Robert L. Paquette |

Robert Paquette reflects on Eugene Genovese's long career and contributions to history and political economy. 

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New Book: End of Academic Freedom

May 09, 2014 by NAS |

Three scholars have written a new book that identifies the forces that are subverting higher education's mission.

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