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February 22, 2022

Review: The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Tom Mackaman

The front cover of the recently released book version of the New York Times’ 1619 Project speaks as much in a few short words as the following 600 pages of text.

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February 17, 2022

Teaching Unbiased American History

Jack Miller

Children should learn about the American culture of freedom and opportunity that enables anyone to achieve success and has made our country a magnet for people from around the world. Together, we need......

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January 24, 2022

The Military-Industrial-Academic-Political-Scientific Complex

J. Scott Turner

The “scientific and technological elite” Eisenhower warned about in his famous Farewell Address is clearly here, deeply entrenched and wielding enormous power.

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January 18, 2022

Gov. Youngkin Bans Critical Race Theory, but More Reform is Necessary

David Randall

Governor Youngkin has moved swiftly on his campaign promises, yet the state of Virginia must do more to institutionalize education reform.

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January 6, 2022

Schools Close Again, More CRT Bans, and No More U.S. History

John D. Sailer

It’s a new year, but the issues of education—from COVID-related closures to rampant politicization—will likely remain central in 2022.

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December 22, 2021

American Citizenship: Caught Between Creed and Clan

Geoffrey M. Vaughan

Being an American means affirming both the universal truths of the Declaration and being part of a people who govern themselves through the offices, obligations, and rights established by the Con......

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November 24, 2021

1619 Again: Revisiting the Project's Troubled Past

Peter Wood

New York Times editor Jake Silverstein's new essay on the 1619 Project attempts to glide past the awkwardness that accompanied the project’s early days. Let's set the record straigh......

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November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from NAS!

David Acevedo

Before we sit down for Thursday's feast, here are five things we’re thankful for this holiday season.

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November 9, 2021

Political Will and Social Construction Versus Human Nature

William H. Young

Today's academy seeks to overcome fundamental aspects of human nature—and change the character of the nation.

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October 18, 2021

Letter: Reforming Louisiana Social Studies Standards

Peter Wood and David Randall

NAS concludes that the Louisiana Standards: Social Studies draft, unfortunately, uses misguided pedagogical principles and has been politicized to forward a radical curriculum aligned with C......

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