Watch for NAS Articles in Claremont Review of Books

National Association of Scholars

Articles by both NAS president Peter Wood and board member Thomas D. Klingenstein will will appear in a couple of weeks in the summer 2015 issue of the Claremont Review of Books

Mr. Klingenstein's article calls for university trustees to create sub-committees, modeled after board audit committees, to evaluate the degree to which free speech is upheld at their institutions. Peter Wood's article, "Forgetting Freedom," reflects on the loss of intellectual freedom on college campuses, especially as seen in speaker dis-invitations and "no-platforming." Here is an excerpt from his essay:

The American college campus has become one of the least open, least free places in the nation—and with respect to many subjects, not just a few. Genuine debate about abortion, affirmative action, feminism, gay marriage, global warming, gun rights, hate crimes, illegal immigration, Islam, Israel, racism, sexual assault, and transgender identity has been rendered difficult, if not impossible. And we are awash in new euphemisms for censorship: trigger warnings, safe spaces, free speech zones, fill-in-the-blank-phobic slurs, micro-aggressions, and verbal “violence.”

To read the full articles when they come out, subscribe to the Claremont Review of Books. The journal publishes thoughtful and scholarly commentary on culture, history, and literature; and the Claremont Institute is an important ally to NAS in cultivating fresh perspectives on ideas of enduring value.


Image: Claremont Review of Books

  • Share

Most Commented

October 31, 2023

1.

University of Washington Violated Non-Discrimination Policy, Internal Report Finds

A faculty hiring committee at the University of Washington “inappropriately considered candidates’ races when determining the order of offers,” provided “disparate op......

January 24, 2024

2.

After Claudine

The idea has caught on that the radical left overplayed its hand in DEI and is now vulnerable to those of us who seek major reforms. This is not, however, the first time that the a......

December 9, 2023

3.

The Presidents and Academic Freedom

What are the boundaries of “free speech?” They are pretty much the same as the boundaries of civilization. Savages need not apply....

Most Read

May 15, 2015

1.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

October 12, 2010

2.

Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

September 21, 2010

3.

Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....