January 12, 2009

Conferring

Peter Wood

Attendants called the NAS national conference of this past weekend "more intellectually exciting than any other academic conference" they had ever attended.

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January 12, 2009

A Tribute to Stephen H. Balch

Peter Wood

Peter Wood, who became president of the National Association of Scholars at the beginning of this year, presented the following speech in honor of Steve Balch, NAS's founder and its president for......

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January 6, 2009

Keeping the Home Fires Burning

Peter Wood

Presidential greetings on liberty from Peter Wood.

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January 5, 2009

Social Work Education's Good Intentions

Michael Sherr

Remarks from a conservative professor of social work advance the debate: is social work education scandalously biased? We invite further comments.

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December 31, 2008

Irresolute

Peter Wood

Peter Wood and Ashley Thorne ponder how NAS should ring in the new year.

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December 30, 2008

A Prodigal Field

December 24, 2008

Rescue: The New Captivity of Hans Staden

Peter Wood

A centuries-old tale of life among native cannibals can't be allowed to stand as a captivating narrative. It must be sanitized in one way or another by PC revisionists.

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December 23, 2008

The Battle of Bunker Hill, Round II: Why Doubling the Size of American Higher Education is a Bad Idea

Peter Wood

There is a move afoot to use economic bailout money to enroll ill-prepared students in numbers that would overwhelm our system. It rightly deserves the criticism we give it.

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May 7, 2024

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Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activ......

March 9, 2024

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

Claireve Grandjouan, when I knew her, was Head of the Classics Department at Hunter College, and that year gave a three-hour Friday evening class in Egyptian archaeology....

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The Academic's Roadmap

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently....

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May 15, 2015

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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

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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

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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....