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Peter W. Wood is president of the National Association of Scholars. A former professor of anthropology and college provost, he is the author of Wrath: America Enraged and 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project.
Charlie Chaplin would have been proud
By Peter W. Wood
This Memorial Day let’s remember what that flag stood for — and what it could stand for again
DEI will only die when we realize no good can come from racial resentment
Literacy is overrated
Odd though they can be, such communities are as old as America itself
Rebelling against everything has led not to less authority but bad authority — like Dr. Fauci and 1619
It’s what we’ve come to expect from higher education
Now is the time to de-Pulitzer Walter Duranty, who ran cover for the Soviets
Eurasianism, as it’s called, sees a common historical destiny for all the non-Russian peoples of Russia
The root problem is the ideology on which the censorious campus regime is founded
With a major racial preferences case before the Court, the left wants him out
The ‘continent’ is a lot more than what Nikole Hannah-Jones considers a racist ‘dog whistle’
Greta Thunberg-style eco-apocalypse ranting is now common sense on the left
They are angry at vaccines mandates, vaccine passports, but mostly at government highhandedness
Aggregate history washes away the details that represent an actual life lived
Anthropology has turned its back on its legacy
Peter W. Wood
The University of Austin: a meteor aimed at higher ed?
Joe Biden, high priest of the cult of woke
Old Glory, new anger
Biden’s CRT plan for the schools
The climate change conformists
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