Steve Balch

Chairman, National Association of Scholars

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A Tribute to Paul Hollander

Apr 15, 2019 by Steve Balch |

From an early age, Paul knew that ideas had consequences and that the worst of these could be terrible indeed. 

Herbert London: A Personal Appreciation

Dec 13, 2018 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch reflects on the life of Herb London. 

The Dog that Didn’t Bark

Dec 07, 2018 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch explains that higher education reform under President Trump has a rocky road ahead. 

Reviving the American History for Freedom Program

Jul 12, 2018 by Steve Balch |

Former NAS President Steve Balch writes on the efforts to revive and refund AHF.

In Memoriam: Milt Rosenberg

Jan 12, 2018 by Steve Balch |

The professor turned talk show host kept conversations highbrow while winning a nationwide audience's love. 

In Memoriam: Bruce Cole

Jan 11, 2018 by Steve Balch |

The former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities was a gentleman scholar committed to serving the nation. 

In Memoriam: Adam Scrupski (1928-2017)

May 18, 2017 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch remembers founding NAS member Adam Scrupski.

Scholar and Academic Citizen

Dec 16, 2015 by 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.

Jacques Barzun Remembered

Oct 31, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS founder Steve Balch remembers legendary scholar of Western civilization Jacques Barzun, who died at age 104.

How the West Was Won

Jun 04, 2012 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch reviews two new books on Western civilization, finding one world-weary and the other more constructive.

A Crisis of Competence: Update, Comment, and Criticism

May 21, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS chairman Steve Balch answers responses to the new report by the California Association of Scholars on politicization in the University of California.

Under Eastern Eyes

May 14, 2012 by Steve Balch |

This review of Ibn Warraq's new book Why the West Is Best, which makes a case for the greatness of Western values, appears in the summer 2012 issue of Academic Questions (volume 25, number 2).

Norman Fruman and Academe’s Greatest Generation

Apr 20, 2012 by Steve Balch |

We've lost another stalwart.  Norman Fruman, former Minnesota affiliate head and an NAS director since 1996, has died at the age of 88.  Steve Balch misses this member of the greatest generation.

Ed Rauchut Remembered

Apr 16, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS remembers Ed Rauchut: memorable teacher, productive scholar, academic entrepreneur, devoted father, and absolutely genuine man.


Mar 30, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that American students must study Western civilization to understand the epochal way in which it has transformed the human condition. This article appeared in the spring 2012 "Why Study the…

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