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October 31, 2019

Episode #43: Lincoln on the Golf Course

Peter Wood

In this episode, Peter Wood is joined by NAS Board of Directors member Tom Klingenstein to discuss Abraham Lincoln, multiculturalism, the liberal arts, and "the golf shot heard round the acad...

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January 22, 2019

What Groucho Marx Can Teach Us About Liberal Education

Jon D. Schaff

The world wearies of defenses of liberal education and the humanities. 

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September 27, 2018

Conjuring Pushkin

Peter Wood

A review of playwright Jonathan Leaf's and director Christopher McElroen's play Pushkin.

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June 7, 2018

Defending a Debased Version of the Liberal Arts

Peter Wood

The AAUP and AAC&U issue statement in support of a hollowed liberal arts.

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October 16, 2017

Civics Education Must Be Liberal Education

Ian Lindquist

Ian Lindquist writes on the flaws of civics education, and on how it can be improved.

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June 26, 2017

NAS Co-Hosts Event Featuring Carly Fiorina

NAS

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke about leadership at a private event.

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June 22, 2017

Toward an American Liberal Education

John Agresto

In the Summer 2017 Academic Questions (vol. 30, no. 2), John Agresto argues the usefulness and value of a liberal education in twenty-first century America.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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April 10, 2017

How Canon Change Should Happen

Carol Iannone

Carol Iannone argues for the traditional method of canon formation.

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December 1, 2016

Radicalism’s Yield: Politics and the Illiberal Academy

Mark Zunac

In the Winter 2016 Academic Questions (vol. 29, no. 4), Mark Zunac discusses the evolution of liberal arts from a field encouraging inquiry to today's ideological sounding boar...

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