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Book Reviews

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The New Age of Orthodoxy Overtakes the Campus

Jun 24, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The greatest threat to academic freedom today is the campus "social justice" machine, writes Peter Wood in his review of Joanna Williams' Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity.

Chasing Eels

Jun 10, 2016 by Peter Wood |

The new book The Closing of the Liberal Mind helps us get a better grasp on the slippery modern academic Left. 

Should Conservatives Lead Secret Lives?

Mar 22, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood's review of Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University.

On the Alleged Need to “Improve Diversity” in Grad Admissions

Feb 11, 2016 by George Leef |

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

Book Review: Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History

Sep 09, 2015 by Edward R. Dougherty |

The Lessons of History offers a "stimulus to seriousness" in the study of history. 

Stanley Fish’s New Book on Academic Freedom

Jan 14, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Versions of Academic Freedom and argues that there does not have to be a single, one-size-fits-all approach to academic freedom.

Stanley Fish’s Postmodern Take on Academic Freedom

Oct 27, 2014 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reviews Stanley Fish's latest book, Versions of Academic Freedom.

Revisiting the Classics: Rereading William Faulkner’s Go Down Moses

Oct 24, 2014 by Glynn Custred |

Glynn Custred, Professor of Anthropology at California State University East Bay, reviews William Faulkner's Go Down Moses.

Revisiting the Classics: Barry Lyndon

Oct 08, 2014 by Bruce Gans |

Written in 1844, William Thackeray's Barry Lyndon might be a century ahead of its time.

Revisiting the Classics: Stoner

Sep 25, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews Stoner, a book for those who persist in loving great imaginative works.

Revisiting the Classics: Michel de Montaigne

Sep 10, 2014 by Peter Cohee |

Dr. Peter Cohee teaches Classics in the Boston area. Here he reviews essays of Michel de Montaigne.

Revisiting the Classics: Anthem and the Joy of Pursuing Knowledge

Sep 09, 2014 by Joshua Daniel Phillips |

Dr. Joshua Daniel Phillips, author of 1,800 Miles: Striving to End Sexual Violence, One Step at a Time, distinguishes between Ayn Rand's Anthem and contemporary dystopian literature.

Revisiting the Classics: Joan and Peter by H. G. Wells

Sep 08, 2014 by Adam Kissel |

"Oswald’s concern—Wells’s, too—is that a fully unregulated marketplace of ideas, the open curriculum, if you will, has no telos."

Revisiting the Classics: Le Rouge et le Noir and French History

Aug 29, 2014 by David Kaiser |

Author and historian David Kaiser reviews Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir.

Revisiting the Classics: What’s New and What’s True

Aug 27, 2014 by F.R. Duplantier |

Political author F.R. Duplantier reviews Evelyn Waugh's Scoop.

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