Steve Balch

Chairman, National Association of Scholars

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December 27, 2021

Donald Kagan: A Citizen Scholar

Steve Balch

Steve Balch remembers Donald Kagan, a scholar and academic leader, and one of higher education’s most noble citizens.

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September 30, 2020

What is Affirmative Action?

Steve Balch

A review of The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today, Melvin I. Urofsky, Pantheon, 2020, pp. 592, $22.68 hardcover.

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July 2, 2020

Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019)

Steve Balch

Gertrude Himmelfarb’s life may have ended, but her work will continue to inspire and awaken those in dogmatic slumber.

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November 4, 2021

Joseph M. Horn Remembered

Steve Balch

NAS mourns the passing of one of our earliest members, who also served as inaugural president of our Texas state affiliate.

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May 1, 2020

The Great Reveal

Steve Balch

In describing these days will future historians employ as metaphor a pressure cooker about to explode or sheep being led to slaughter?

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January 7, 2020

Gertrude Himmelfarb Remembered

Steve Balch

The National Association of Scholars reflects on the life and contributions of Gertrude Himmelfarb.

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