Academic Questions

Spring 2012

Volume 25 Issue 1

March 29, 2019

What's Wrong with Tenure: The Faculty Lounges by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Elizabeth Corey

I have always believed that scholarship is almost a religious vocation, undertaken in retreat from the world of practical endeavor and economics alike. This is a vision that needs to be recalled,......

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March 22, 2012

The Great Tradition

Eva Brann

St. John's College's longest serving tutor regards Western civilization as an ongoing conversation best joined through immersion in a "Great Books" curriculum. This article appears in......

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March 28, 2012

Our Western Heritage: An Interview with Robert George

Carol Iannone

Robert George speaks with AQ’s Carol Iannone about why students today deserve and need to study and understand the West. This interview appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West" is......

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March 30, 2012


Steve Balch

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that American students must study Western civilization to understand the epochal way in which it has transformed the human condition. This article appeared in the......

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June 4, 2012

“Frauds, Fallacies, Fads, and Fictions” Journal Issue Coming Soon

Ashley Thorne

The 2012 summer issue of NAS’s journal Academic Questions takes a look at some instances where scholarship’s integrity slips.

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