Academic Questions

Spring 2012

Volume 25 Issue 1

Islam as a Civilization

Charles E. Butterworth

A Civilization of Explorers

Ricardo Duchesne

The Great Tradition

Eva Brann

St. John's College's longest serving tutor regards Western civilization as an ongoing conversation best joined through immersion in a "Great Books" curriculum. This article appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West?" issue of Academic Questions, volume 25, number 1. 

The Razor’s Edge

Robin Fox

Poetry: Two Poems

Ernest Hilbert

Law and Science

Toby E. Huff

Monsoon Asia

Philip F. Williams

The New Leader of the Free World

Kevin D. Williamson

Our Western Heritage: An Interview with Robert George

Carol Iannone

Robert George speaks with AQ’s Carol Iannone about why students today deserve and need to study and understand the West. This interview appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West" issue of Academic Questions (volume 25, number 1).


Steve Balch

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that American students must study Western civilization to understand the epochal way in which it has transformed the human condition. This article appeared in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West" issue of Academic Questions (volume 25, number 1).

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