Oct 16, 2015 by Bruce Gans |
Bruce Gans writes on what summer reading for incoming freshmen should be.
Sep 01, 2015 by Bradford Tuckfield |
Statistical analysis and adherence to tradition can help determine which academic programs have lasting value.
Jan 06, 2015 by Carol Iannone |
A holiday window display at fashionable NYC store Bergdorf Goodman suggests that classic literature represents an aspect of the good life.
Aug 13, 2014 by Bruce S. Thornton |
Bruce Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at California State University, Fresno, reviews Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard.
Apr 30, 2014 by David Clemens |
The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.
Jan 14, 2014 by Peter Wood |
NAS president Peter Wood argues why cultivating an interest in the important and enduring achievements of the human imagination are as "relevant" as they ever were.
Dec 12, 2013 by Michael Toscano |
Confess! A quiz about great thinkers and their confessions.
Aug 27, 2013 by NAS |
Readers respond to Ashley Thorne's analysis of common reading at American colleges and universities.
Mar 29, 2012 by Jason Fertig |
Jeff Anderson, dean of humanities, fine arts, and social sciences at Illinois Valley Community College, argues for the many benefits of great books courses, even for community college students.
Mar 08, 2012 by Jason Fertig |
I have a dirty little secret. No one has ever taught me how to teach - and that's the single biggest reason I still love teaching today.
Aug 22, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |
A study led by NAS's Arkansas affiliate head finds that high school literature courses draw sparsely on the great books.
May 23, 2011 by |
"There are so many faculty members who have rejected all these great writings of the past."
Mar 23, 2011 by David Clemens |
My former student Joshua, now ambivalently quartered at UC Santa Cruz (home of the fightin’ Banana Slugs and currently under Federal investigation for systemic anti-Semitism), has an article in Literary Matters about…
Oct 29, 2010 by David Clemens |
Clare Cavanagh was in town last week for our colloquium on “Imaginative Freedom and Political Freedom.” A celebrated translator, Clare is also the author of Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics (2010) in which she…
Sep 10, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |
An NYU gender studies grad wishes she'd taken politics, history, and literature courses, and learned "more about the world in general, rather than one tiny little sliver of the world." She now realizes, "There