Academic Questions

Fall 2022

Volume 35 Issue 3

October 24, 2022

Issue at a Glance

Carol Iannone

Read the articles in the Fall 2022 issue of Academic Questions at a glance.

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October 24, 2022

We Do Have a Job

Carol Iannone

The liberal arts are vital to us personally, socially, and culturally. Unfortunately, the betrayal and subversion of the disciplines by their practitioners has led many to call for their abandonment.......

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October 24, 2022

The Invention of Foreign Language “Learning Disability”

Richard L. Sparks

Research on “Foreign Language” disability offers strong evidence that the growth in the “learning disability” diagnosis owes more to its usefulness in masking educational under......

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October 24, 2022

Cave Speak: The Cacophony About Gender

Gene Fendt

Ideologues who define gender as “one’s internal knowledge of one’s own gender” rise no higher than Plato’s “level of imagination” and never leave the cave to......

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October 24, 2022

What Everyone Should Know About Science—but Doesn’t

Henry H. Bauer

Although science used to be revered as the font of the most reliable information about the physical world, over time more people have discovered that science is fallible, influenced by inter......

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October 24, 2022

Free Speech and Religion: Lecture in Honor of Isaac Meyers, (1979–2008)

Daniel Johnson

In the 2022 Isaac Meyers Memorial Lecture in Jewish Classics, distinguished British author and editor Daniel Johnson posits that the West’s reverence for free speech was conceived and cultivated......

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October 24, 2022

Defining White Supremacy Up . . . and Academic Freedom Down

Seth Forman

An attack on three acclaimed scholars by two progressive authors reveals a broader effort to marginalize liberal values, including academic freedom, which the authors contend are crucial components of......

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October 24, 2022

Letters

Carol Iannone

Letters to the Editor, Volume 35, Issue 3.

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October 24, 2022

Citizenship in Crisis

David Randall

Two prominent conservative critics offer incisive evaluations of what ails the American republic. But both also exhibit an embarrassed unwillingness to conceive of the American nation as something wor......

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October 24, 2022

In Honor of Roger Scruton: Reflections on Beauty and Photography

Daniel Asia

Composer and professor of composition Daniel Asia admires the late philosopher Roger Scruton but thinks he had photography all wrong.

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October 24, 2022

Why Americans Destroy Their Own History

Wight Martindale Jr.

Wight Martindale, Jr., observes that America’s unique character and idiomatic birth make it susceptible to forgetting its history.

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October 24, 2022

A Letter to the National Academy of Sciences

Edward J. Calabrese

A recent letter from two scientists to the National Academy of Sciences challenges the scientific deception that undergirds the “Linear No-Threshold” precept, a critical building block of......

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October 24, 2022

Remembering Sidney Hook

Edward S. Shapiro

A review of "The Disputed Legacy of Sidney Hook," by Gary Bullert, Lexington Books, 2022, pp. 339, $95.28 hardcover.

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October 24, 2022

Unreasonable Science

J. Scott Turner

A review of "Science in an Age of Unreason," by John Staddon, 2022, Regnery Gateway Press, pp. 303, $29.99 hardbound.

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October 24, 2022

The Human Intelligence Debate

Richard P. Phelps

A review of "In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths about Human Intelligence," by Russell T. Warne, Cambridge University Press, 2020, pp. 418, $99 hardcover, $25.99 paperback, $21 e-book.

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October 24, 2022

China and Our Perfidious Elite

Glynn Custred

A review of "Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win," by Peter Schweitzer, 2022, Harper, pp. 352, $16.99 hardbound.

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October 24, 2022

The Enlightenment: From Primary Sources

Douglas Groothuis

A review of "The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness: 1680-1790," by Richie Robertson, Harper, 2021, pp. 1008, $45.

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October 24, 2022

What You Can Do for the Counterrevolution

Robert Maranto

A review of "Counter Wokecraft: A Field Manual for Combatting the Woke in the University and Beyond," by Charles Pincourt, with James Lindsay, New Discourses, 2021, pp. 100, $12.49 softco......

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October 24, 2022

The Role of Government in the Student Debt Crisis

Neetu Arnold

A review of "Indentured Students: How Government-Guaranteed Loans Left Generations Drowning in College Debt," by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Harvard University Press, pp. 400, $29.95 Hardcover.

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October 24, 2022

Conservatism: Which Way Forward?

David Randall

A review of "Conservatism: A Rediscovery," by Yoram Hazony, Regnery Gateway, 2022, pp. xxix + 445, $29.99 hardcover.

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October 24, 2022

The Ranking Racket

Glenn M. Ricketts

A review of "Breaking Ranks: How the Rankings Industry Rules Higher Education and What to Do About It," by Colin Diver, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022, pp. 368, $18.88 hardbound.

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