Martin Cothran

Martin Cothran

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Martin Cothran is the editor of Classical Teacher magazine, published by Memoria Press, and the director of the Classical Latin School Association.

Recent blog posts by this author

Rachel Dolezal's Argument That She's Black Is Perfectly Logical

Rachel Dolezal became famous two years ago when, as the ostensibly African-American head of the NAACP, it was discovered that she wasn't Black at all, as she had always claimed. Rather than admit that she had simply lied, she instead began...

Conservative vs. Liberal Logic: A Comparison

If you read the news or follow politics, you hear a lot of arguments and all of them sound different. But in reality, there are only two basic ways to argue. We could call these two kinds of argument "Arguing Forward" and "Arguing Backward...

Forget Immigrants. Technology is Killing Jobs

The elevator attendant asking you what floor you want. The gas station service attendant wanting to know whether you would like your oil checked. The switchboard operator inquiring who you would like to call. These are sounds you do not hear...

Reminder: Human Beings More Special Than Other Animals

Should human beings be treated differently than other animals? For most of history, it’s been a widely-held belief that human beings are worthy of special treatment. This belief provides the foundation for the idea of morality, and is the...

Lost in the Gender Twilight Zone

Taylor Beggs is a female wrestler in Texas who is "transitioning" to a male. She recently won the state girls wresting championship to the dismay of many of the other girls competing, some of whom dropped out rather than face someone with a...

Why There’s a Rising Tide of Left-Wing Violence on Campus

That goose-stepping you heard last week was the latest in an increasingly frequent series of violent protests by left-wing students directed at shutting down conservative voices on campus—protests many of which are encouraged by professors and...

CPAC Pays the Price for Political Promiscuity

Movement conservatives are finding out that the enemy of their enemy is not necessarily their friend. In fact, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) seems to be finding out that they are themselves their own worst enemy. After just...

Is it Logical to Say that Health Care is a ‘Right’?

In last week's debate on Obamacare between former presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, Sanders challenged Cruz to say that health care was a “right.” But what exactly does it mean to say that health care is a “right”? If you were...

Coming Apart: The Real Civil War is in the Democratic Party

The Trump ascendency has thrown a monkey wrench into the political dynamics of both parties. But while it creates difficulties for establishment Republicans in their own party, it creates even bigger ones for Democrats. Democrats had hoped that...

What's Really Wrong with American Schools

With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education, it’s a good time to think about what’s wrong with our schools and what will have to be done to fix them. DeVos is most notable for her efforts in support of school...

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