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July 2, 2020

Should Science be More Scientific?

David Randall

There is a correlation between the increase of funding and fraud—financial incentives weaken the barriers of self-discipline and dedication in science. 

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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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July 2, 2020

Embracing Success, Striving for Excellence

Anthony Hennen

Charter schools like Success Academy have brought school choice to low-income families. However, Robert Pondiscio is convinced that curriculum and instructional style cannot be the only...

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July 2, 2020

Defending Nationalism

Glynn Custred

Today, the debate in the West is between the nation state (nationalism) and the globalist vision of empire (transnational progressivism). In his book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful,...

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July 2, 2020

Is Our Crowd Mad?

Matthew Stewart

Though he does denounce progressive activist terms, Douglas Murray is more concerned with how the rest of society is forced to live with the results. 

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July 2, 2020

More Student Loans, Higher Tuition: Failing to Make the Connection

Richard K. Vedder

To Vedder’s disappointment, Caitlin Zaloom’s assessment of how families have coped with college related decision-making is riddled with errors.

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July 2, 2020

Goat-Killing in the Humanities

Stanley K. Ridgley

"Business history is too important to be left to the historians," argues Ridgley in his review of "Nothing Succeeds like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools" by Steve...

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March 23, 2020

Race and the Constitution: Liberal Historians Correct the Left

David Randall

A review essay of two books by men of the left that in different degrees counter 1619 claims, No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding by Sean Wilentz, and The Second...

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March 23, 2020

The Rediscovery of Curriculum

Mark Bauerlein

A review of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System, Natalie Wexler, Avery, 2019, 324 pp., $27.00 hardcover. Bauerlein notes that while author Natalie...

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January 3, 2020

Race and Gender as Job Qualifications

Dan Subotnik

A review of Meera E. Deo's book Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia.

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