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May 27, 2021

Nikole Hannah-Jones at the Summit

Peter Wood

Hannah-Jones has now begun the descent that favored radicals of the past—these figures retain a die-hard following, to be sure, but they cease to matter in any larger sense.

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May 24, 2021

The Jay Bergman Debacle: An Extended Study in Academic Cancel Culture

Peter Wood

CCSU Professor of History and long-time NAS Board member Jay Bergman is under fire from colleagues, school superintendents, and the local media. His crime? Criticizing the 1619 Project.

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May 17, 2021

Keeping the Republic

Peter Wood

Schools that welcome and endorse neo-racism are sowing the seeds of misery for a whole generation of Americans.

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January 22, 2021

The 1776 Commission Report Reinvigorates the American Mind

Mike Sabo

The 1776 Report intends to rebaptize American citizens in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, reinvigorating the American mind in the twenty-first century.

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December 30, 2020

What to Worship, How to Obey: The New Rules of Cancel Culture

Peter Wood

Cancel culture is what we call the effort by leftists to banish people who defy the edicts of political correctness. The goalposts keep moving and cancellable offenses continue to expand. Are there an......

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December 8, 2020

Washington Schools Reject The 1619 Project

David Acevedo

Washington's 15 largest school districts have no plans to use 1619 Project-inspired K-12 history curricula, sparing nearly 400,000 students from pseudo-historical propaganda.

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November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from NAS!

David Acevedo

Even in this rollercoaster of a year, there is still much for which we may be thankful. Here are our top five encouraging higher ed developments from 2020.

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November 17, 2020

America Wasn’t Founded on Slavery in 1619 — but on Pilgrims’ Ideals Written in 1620

Peter Wood

Plymouth, not Jamestown, was the real beginning of America, argues NAS President Peter Wood in his new book, "1620,"  a comprehensive takedown of the New York Times' 1619 Project.

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October 6, 2020

Pulitzer Board Must Revoke Nikole Hannah-Jones' Prize

Peter Wood

We call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to rescind the 2020 Prize for Commentary awarded to Nikole Hannah-Jones for her lead essay in “The 1619 Project.” 

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October 5, 2020

Tom Klingenstein on Cancel Culture and 1619

National Association of Scholars

The issues that cancel culture presents are not new, but they are powerful in a way that we haven’t seen in generations. Complacency is, unfortunately, not an option.

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