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The American Scholar

Posted by Marcus Zillman

The American Scholar

The American Scholar is published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and since 1932 they have published compelling and thoughtful essays, articles, poetry, and other pieces. The creation of this publication was actually inspired by Emerson’s famous speech “The American Scholar”, which was delivered to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Harvard in 1837. They recently revamped their website, and now visitors have access to many of the original articles from past and current editions of the publication. Recent articles of note include Charles Johnson’s “The End of the Black American Narrative” and William Deresiewicz’s “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education”. Visitors can also take in items from past issues that include Melvin Bukiet’s well-timed criticism “Brooklyn Books of Wonder” and their award-winning feature, “Genome Tome”. [From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.

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