Recent Articles

Happy Independence Day from NAS

A virtuous republic worth fighting and dying for is also worth thinking and reading for.

NAS Commends the Department of Education for New Foreign Gift Disclosure Guidance

The Department of Education has taken important steps within the bounds of existing federal law, and we applaud the Department of Education for these important updates to foreign gift disclosures.

Leah Thomas Joins The NAS Team

Join us in welcoming our Summer 2020 communications intern. 

Senate Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

The Senate has passed the CONFUCIUS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to protect academic freedom and curb the Chinese Communist Party's influence within American Confucius Institutes.

Reports

Critical Care

The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted enormous financial damage on colleges and universities and the cost is still growing. American higher education will undergo an unprecedented financial crisis in...

The Lost History of Western Civilization

The Lost History of Western Civilization is a wide-ranging consideration of the academy’s role in producing America’s contemporary political and cultural divisions. The report traces the w...

Social Justice Education in America

Social Justice Education in America is a comprehensive examination of the inner workings of social justice advocates at more than 60 universities and how they have insinuated themselves into...

Beach Books 2018-2019

Hundreds of American colleges and universities assign a summer reading to entering freshmen—usually one book, which is often un-academic and politically progressive. This year, Beach Books finds...

CounterCurrent


June 30, 2020

Senate Takes Aim at Confucius Institutes

The Senate has passed the CONFUCIUS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to protect academic freedom and curb the Chinese Communist Party's influence within American Confucius Institutes....

June 23, 2020

Help Us Cancel the Cancel Culture

Will you help the NAS compile a complete archive of higher education "cancelees"?...

June 16, 2020

On Wolves and Shattered Shields

If college presidents won’t right the ship, we hope that those to whom they are accountable will. ...

Statements

NAS Commends the Department of Education for New Foreign Gift Disclosure Guidance

The Department of Education has taken important steps within the bounds of existing federal law, and we applaud the Department of Education for these important updates to foreign gift disclosures.

NAS Commends CONFUCIUS Act, Proposes Amendments

The U.S. Senate has passed the CONFUCIUS Act, a bipartisan bill designed to curb Chinese government influence on the operation of American Confucius Instutes.

Press Releases

The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CARES Act Grant to NAS

The grant, part of the $40.3 million allocated to the NEH as part of the CARES Act, will enable NAS to survey four of the most popular history books used to teach America’s children and create a...

The Tyranny of Pronouns

Can university officials force their professors to call students by their preferred titles and pronouns? 

Events

Webinar: Progressive Philanthropy in Higher Education

Join the National Association of Scholars on June 25th at 2 pm Eastern to discuss the lessons we can learn from progressive philanthropy.

When Prophecy Flails: The Problem of Over-Confident Experts in Uncertain Times

Join the NAS this Thursday, June 18, at 2 pm Eastern as we discuss how a self-governing republic can best use the expertise of specialists without becoming captive to their often blinkered views of pu...