- Carol Iannone
'Carol Iannone is a
conservative writerand literary critic. She first made her mark as a strong critic of feminismin articles such as "The Barbarism of Feminist Scholarship." She has published extensively in "Commentary", " National Review", "First Things", "Modern Age", "The American Conservative", "Academic Questions", and other conservative and neoconservativepublications. She espouses traditionalist Roman Catholicideology in her work.
She is the founding Vice President of the National Association of Scholars, and an editor of Academic Questions, the quarterly publication of NAS. She is a regular contributor at the Phi Beta Cons
blogat "National Review Online".
In 1991 President
George H.W. Bushnominated her to be on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which was strongly opposed by officers of the Modern Language Associationand other academics; they argued that she was not a distinguished scholar. She had virtually no record of publication in scholarly journals, and had never authored a scholarly book. The campaign against her, backed by many liberal academics and by Sen. Edward Kennedy, succeeded in defeating her nomination.
Iannone's interests have gone beyond literature. In her article, "Bryan was right", she wrote that
Christians are mistaken when they say that Godand Darwinian evolutionare compatible.
In recent years she has written increasingly on issues of
national identity, criticizing the neoconservative belief that America is an idea rather as a culture.
New York Times, July 14, 1991Time, July 29, 1991
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