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August 30, 2019

The Education of Clarence Thomas

Peter Wood

A review of Myron Magnet's biography of Justice Clarence Thomas.

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June 13, 2019

Restoring the Promise

Peter Wood

A review of NAS board member Richard Vedder's new book, Restoring the Promise. 

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December 20, 2018

Curriculum Vitae: Episode #7

NAS

Jude Russo, Rachelle Peterson, and David Randall sit down with Peter Wood to talk about the books they have been reading and those they recommend for the year ahead.

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December 5, 2018

Ambient Rage

Peter Wood

A review of Howard S. Schwartz's Political Correctness and the Destruction of the Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self.

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June 24, 2016

The New Age of Orthodoxy Overtakes the Campus

Peter Wood

The greatest threat to academic freedom today is the campus "social justice" machine, writes Peter Wood in his review of Joanna Williams' Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity.

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June 10, 2016

Chasing Eels

Peter Wood

The new book The Closing of the Liberal Mind helps us get a better grasp on the slippery modern academic Left. 

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March 22, 2016

Should Conservatives Lead Secret Lives?

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood's review of Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University.

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February 11, 2016

On the Alleged Need to "Improve Diversity" in Grad Admissions

George Leef

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

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September 9, 2015

Book Review: Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History

Edward R. Dougherty

The Lessons of History offers a "stimulus to seriousness" in the study of history. 

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January 14, 2015

Stanley Fish's New Book on Academic Freedom

George Leef

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

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