Academic Questions

American History

August 23, 2021

The Devolution of Psychological Science: Memes, Culture, and Systemic Racism

John Staddon

What does a successful model of social science look like, and how far have the social sciences strayed from that model?

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December 14, 2020

Creating a Middle School American History Program

Wight Martindale Jr.

How does one teach American history to middle-schoolers at a time when large numbers of educators seek to discredit and replace our national understanding?

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December 14, 2020

Nationalism, Culture, and Higher Education

James R. Stoner, Jr.

If Allan Bloom was right that the mind of the American college student is formed, not by a national literature, but by the Declaration of Independence and the Bible, what must higher education do with......

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December 14, 2020

Beyond Creed: American National Culture

Darren Staloff

The American creed laid out in the Declaration of Independence takes on meaning only in the context of historical events.

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July 2, 2020

Howard Zinn: The Debunker Debunked

Lauren Weiner

In an attempt to rid our school systems of biased history books, Mary Grabar has confronted the “agitated-prof” Howard Zinn and his book A People’s History of the United States (1980......

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September 3, 2019

The Hopeful Land

David Randall

A review of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.

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March 20, 2019

Remembering Columbus: Blinded by Politics

Robert Carle

American colleges and universities have long dispensed with efforts to honor or commemorate Christopher Columbus. But according to Robert Carle, “most Americans know very little about this enigm......

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December 17, 2015

Disputing Deneen: A Misremembered Past

Matthew J. Franck

Matthew J. Franck  revises Patrick Deneen's history of American higher education, to note that a age of traditional learning in a secular mode never really existed.

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