Explore the debate and science of Great Books.

September 1, 2023

What I Read for My Summer Vacation: NAS Staff Edition

National Association of Scholars

Looking for a new book to read? Check out the summer reads of the NAS staff!

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July 14, 2017

Member Profile: Steven Frankel

Steven Frankel

NAS Member Steven Frankel reflects on the current, perilous state of the humanities in higher education as well as the value of the great books.

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April 19, 2017

Why Read Great Books?

David Randall

David Randall discusses the problems with reading Great Books as part of an "education to democracy."

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September 21, 2016

On Reading Old Books

Rachelle Peterson

Are the classics outdated? Four reasons support the reading of old—even flawed—books.

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June 2, 2016

Time and Beauty: Commencement Address at Veritas Academy

Peter Wood

Last week, NAS president Peter Wood spoke to students of Veritas Preparatory Academy as they move into America's universities. 

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October 16, 2015

On Beach Books

Bruce Gans

Bruce Gans writes on what summer reading for incoming freshmen should be.

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September 1, 2015

Avoiding Scholarship's Dead Ends

Bradford Tuckfield

Statistical analysis and adherence to tradition can help determine which academic programs have lasting value. 

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January 6, 2015

Great Books at Bergdorf Goodman

Carol Iannone

A holiday window display at fashionable NYC store Bergdorf Goodman suggests that classic literature represents an aspect of the good life. 

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August 13, 2014

Small Latin, and Less Greek

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......

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April 30, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MOOC

David Clemens

The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.

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