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The home of “things said” by the National Association of Scholars.

Napoleon Chagnon, Anthropologist, Dies at 81

NAS

Napoleon Chagnon, a cultural anthropologist whose extensive field research created a classic in anthropology but also drew sharp criticism from his peers, has passed away. In memory, we republish an interview with Dr. Chagnon from Academic Questions.

Paul Hollander (1932-2019)

NAS

Professor Hollander was an extraordinary man and a guiding hand to NAS.

Harry Clor, 1929-2018

Glenn Ricketts

Remembering a gentleman and a scholar.

Herbert London: A Personal Appreciation

Steve Balch

Steve Balch reflects on the life of Herb London. 

In Memoriam: Roger Beckett

NAS

NAS remembers Roger Beckett.

Appreciating Tom Wolfe (1930-2018)

Carol Iannone

In remembrance of the man who critiqued a century.

A Eulogy of Herbert London

Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz reflects on the life of Herb London. 

The Passing of Herbert London

NAS

Herbert London passed away on November 10; the National Association of Scholars mourns his passing.

In Memoriam: Milt Rosenberg

Steve Balch

The professor turned talk show host kept conversations highbrow while winning a nationwide audience's love. 

In Memoriam: Bruce Cole

Steve Balch

The former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities was a gentleman scholar committed to serving the nation. 

In Memory of Philip J. Clements

Ashley Thorne

A remembrance of an NAS board member, wise leader, and good friend.

Remembering Amy Kass

NAS

A memory of long-time NAS member Amy Kass, who lived fully as ‘human being and citizen.’

Harry V. Jaffa, 1918-2015

Allen C. Guelzo

A remembrance of political philosophy scholar Harry Jaffa.

In Memoriam: A. Graham Down

Brendan Nagle

Graham Down, president of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Association of Scholars from 2005 to 2012, died August 30, 2014.

Russell A. Fraser, In Memoriam

Peter Wood

Long-time member of the National Association of Scholars, Russell A. Fraser, passed away on March 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.