Academic Questions

Western Civilization

September 3, 2019

Fragmenting the Curriculum

Daniel Bonevac

Bonevac documents the disappearance of Western Civilization and other broad interdisciplinary humanities courses, along with the dwindling of traditional survey courses. The result is that college graduates emerge with little knowledge of subjects be...

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May 31, 2019

Saving Remnants: Where Western Civ Thrives

Glenn Ricketts

The Great Books of the Western Canon were once ubiquitous in American undergraduate education, the crucial entry way to humanity’s “Great Conversation” of ideas. That ended in the latter part of the twentieth century. But ̶...

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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 5, 2014

After the Interregnum

Patrick J. Deneen

In "God's and Guns," a special section of the Winter 2014 Academic Questions, Patrick J. Deneen finds that both sides in the latest stage of the Culture Wars "represent a betrayal of the proper mission of higher education."

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August 13, 2014

Small Latin, and Less Greek

Bruce S. Thornton

Bruce Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at California State University, Fresno, reviews Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard.

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July 20, 2012

Unfashionable Ideas

Peter Wood

Peter Wood reviews the National Association of Scholars’ changing approach to reforming higher education.

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