Mythology and fantasy are much more about truth than we often like to think.
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Leonidas, Lenin, and Larry walk into a pub…
I am a Spartan. I am a free man. The Persians wanted to destroy Sparta and to take away freedom from all of the Greeks. They wanted to destroy what we are. They wanted to take away a large part of our very existence. To take Sparta from Leonidas and to take freedom from Leonidas leaves you with someone who is not fully Leonidas. To be fully myself, I must be a Spartan and a free man—not a Persian slave.
We should incorporate beauty because it teaches us about its creator.
Why Students Cannot Be Allowed to Learn to Write Essays
Yes, you read that title correctly.
Compassion, Tolerance, and the Destruction of the Liberal Arts
Classical educators also need to arm themselves with a moral, compassionate case for the liberal arts – particularly as one of the primary arguments against the liberal arts is that they often discuss subjects which could (and in some cases should) grieve students.
Executing Tradition: Cultural Death and the Manipulation of the Young
Increasingly, there are calls for educators to reject “adultism” in teaching their students. “Adultism” is essentially the idea that adults (parents, teachers, law enforcement officials, pastors, government leaders, etc.) have too much authority over children and young people. This must be done, anti-adultists (who are all adults themselves) say, because children lose self-esteem when theyContinue reading “Executing Tradition: Cultural Death and the Manipulation of the Young”
Greatness, Not Perfection: Food for Thought on the Study of History
As I was listening to the radio the other day, one commentator noted that few people bother to make the distinction between “greatness” and “perfection.” Greatness is moral excellence; perfection is moral perfection. We should want to be great, and we know that some individuals are great; we should also hope for perfection, although weContinue reading “Greatness, Not Perfection: Food for Thought on the Study of History”