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Academic Questions Fall 2018

In this issue of AQ, we examine the disintegration of universal ideas and their cultural support. 

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Beach Books: 2017-2018

The most comprehensive survey of college common reading programs. 

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The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Road to Reform

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