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Peter W. Wood

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.

China

How China meddles in American academia

Rather than facing up to the threat China poses on American college campuses, the White House seems to want us to get along happily with our friends across the Taiwan Strait

By Peter W. Wood

Law

The false mystery of motives

The evil that we saw at a Texas synagogue is not senseless. It is self-gratifying

By Peter W. Wood

Time for the CDC to get a clue

And cool it with the Covid hysteria

By Peter W. Wood

Science & Tech

E.O. Wilson and the climate cult

My run-in with the late sociobiologist

By Peter W. Wood

Education

Anthropology has turned its back on its legacy

At its best, the discipline taught us that our follies are as universal as our aspirations

By Peter W. Wood

Home

The meaning of trees aflame

To set fire to a public Christmas tree is to express destructive glee against the sentiments of the season

By Peter W. Wood

Science & Tech

The climate change conformists

It’s always easier to feel certain about that which is uncertain. Just ask Joe Biden

By Peter W. Wood

Politics

Why discord delights

Moderation is for milquetoasts

By Peter W. Wood

Language

Down with Strunk and White

Followers of the style guide don’t understand what a versatile, vigorous sentence can do

By Peter W. Wood

Education

The University of Austin: a meteor aimed at higher ed?

‘Liberal educators’ might sneer but they’re very worried

By Peter W. Wood

Education

There’s nothing ‘phony’ about the culture war

These battles, typically over race, sexuality and national identity, are defining issues for our time

By Peter W. Wood

Politics

Whither the woke?

The real reason for the swing among swing voters is the Gestalt sense that we are heading downhill in a hurry

By Peter W. Wood

Politics

Michelle Goldberg and the art of the Big Lie

She wants to persuade voters to ignore the story about a ninth-grade girl who was raped in a Loudoun County school restroom

By Peter W. Wood

Science & Tech

Liberty is the American virus

We have the Delta strain of freedom

By Peter W. Wood

Politics

Terry McAuliffe’s faith in the experts

Parents shouldn’t control schools, he says, but what about when expertise is wrong?

By Peter W. Wood

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