Steve Balch

Chairman, National Association of Scholars

Academic Questions

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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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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May 14, 2012

Under Eastern Eyes

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,...

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March 30, 2012

Metamorphosis

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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...

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March 23, 2012

Irving Louis Horowitz: A Force of Nature

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Irving Louis Horowitz, who for decades was publisher, advisor, and contributor to Academic Questions died on March 21st. NAS chairman Steve Balch remembers him.  

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January 12, 2012

Nowhere But the West

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Steve Balch reviews The Uniqueness of Western Civilization by Ricardo Duchesne. This review appears in the winter 2011 issue of Academic Questions, volume 24, number 4.

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