Academic Questions

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May 30, 2018

The Case for Colonialism

Bruce Gilley

From the summer issue of Academic Questions, we reprint the controversial article, "The Case for Colonialism." 

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December 1, 2016

Radicalism’s Yield: Politics and the Illiberal Academy

Mark Zunac

In the Winter 2016 Academic Questions (vol. 29, no. 4), Mark Zunac discusses the evolution of liberal arts from a field encouraging inquiry to today's ideological sounding boar...

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September 22, 2016

Castro’s Cats: Lessons in Market Economics from the Workers’ Paradise

Mark G. Brennan

Mark G. Brennan relates his observations of a month-long education trip to Cuba where he saw the stultifying hand of Communist ideology on the minds and souls of a population. 

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March 22, 2016

The University vs. Academic Freedom

David R. Legates

The university must recognize that it cannot choose what speech to defend.

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December 16, 2015

Scholar and Academic Citizen

Steve Balch

Founding NAS President Stephen H. Balch writes an appreciation of Stanley Rothman's career and life as a doughty battler against the modern deformation of the academy.

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June 19, 2013

The Campaign to Discredit Regnerus and the Assault on Peer Review

Peter Wood

The Mark Regnerus case is a stellar illustration of the "political vortex that surrounds academic peer review."

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September 23, 2011

Academe's House Divided

Daniel B. Klein

Daniel B. Klein reviews The Still Divided Academy, the final work of NAS and AQ editorial advisory board member Stanley Rothman, which was completed after his death by April Kelly-Woessner and Matthew...

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November 6, 2009

Response to Mitchell

Jonathan Smith

After NAS posted Academic Questions article "Remapping Geography," Don Mitchell offered a response to the authors, Jonathan M. Smith and Jim Norwine. Here Professor Smith responds to Mitchell.

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November 5, 2009

Response to Smith and Norwine on Remapping Geography

Don Mitchell

Dr. Don Mitchell, author of Cultural Geography: A Critical Introduction who was mentioned in Professors Smith and Norwine's Academic Questions article "Remapping Geography," offers a response to...

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November 2, 2009

Remapping Geography

Jim Norwine

This article by Jonathan M. Smith and Jim Norwine on the state of academic geography appeared in the "Academic Revisionism" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 4).

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