Peter Wood

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Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

Mar 21, 2019 by Peter Wood |

In the episode, Peter W. Wood is joined by Professor Bob Carle. They discuss his recent article in Academic Questions on Christopher Columbus and the redeeming heroes made into villains.

Episode #17: Last Month Today (February News Edition)

Feb 28, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter W. Wood is joined by the NAS staff to discuss the news of February and what they're looking at in the month ahead.

Episode #15: Steve Balch and the Story of NAS

Feb 14, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Steve Balch, NAS's founder, joins Peter W. Wood for an hour of discussion on the story of NAS, the study of Western Civilization, and his hopes for the future of American higher education.

NAS Endorses the Campus Intellectual Diversity Act

Feb 12, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Let's restore intellectual rigor and diversity to higher education. 

Episode #12: Elitist Status Symbols with Darel Paul

Jan 24, 2019 by Peter Wood |

Peter W. Wood sits down with Darel Paul, a professor of political science at Wiliams College and author of From Tolerance to Equality.

Ambient Rage

Dec 05, 2018 by Peter Wood |

A review of Howard S. Schwartz's Political Correctness and the Destruction of the Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self.

Mediocre Books Confirmed

Nov 20, 2018 by Peter Wood |

A comment on a recent study noting the unchallenging nature of common reading program books. 

Put an End to Partisan Courses at Public Universities

Oct 12, 2018 by David Randall, Peter Wood |

Universities shouldn't pay students to engage in political activism. 

Angri-culture and Disagreement

Sep 28, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on the state of intellectual freedom in the United States. 

Accusation Studies

Sep 27, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Trial by accusation has become standard, where did it find its start?

Conjuring Pushkin

Sep 27, 2018 by Peter Wood |

A review of playwright Jonathan Leaf's and director Christopher McElroen's play Pushkin.

Mice, P-hacking, and More Irreproducible Science

Sep 18, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Another study stinks of irreproducible science.

An Open Letter to the College Board on AP: World History

Aug 02, 2018 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood writes to the College Board to propose reforms to the revised AP: World History exam. 

Turning a Blind Eye To Academic Dishonesty

Aug 01, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Last week NAS President Peter Wood wrote to University of Houston President Renu Khator asking for a review of a high profile case of plagiarism. 

Thinking Small in the Age of Greatness

Jun 11, 2018 by Peter Wood |

Universities seek micro-credentials as an alternative to traditional course studies; is that a problem? 

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