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

What Zhang Knows that Johnny Doesn't

China uses methods of teaching that would be scandalous in the U. S. Only thing is, they work. In a Wall Street Journal article, Lenora Chu explained what happened when she sent her child to school in Shanghai, China. As an American living in...

Kentucky Mayor Issues Open Invitation to Racists Everywhere

Okay, so the last time someone took down a Confederate monument, hundreds of racists showed up and precipitated a violent clash with anti-racist demonstrators, some of whom unwisely brought weapons themselves. The result was someone dying. So you...

Why Liberals Need David Duke

The race riots in Charlottesville, VA, have provided the liberal media with another opportunity to engage in the moral posturing at which they are so proficient. Racism is evil, but it is fortunately now exceptional and weak-to-non-existent as a...

Basic Philosophy Educated People Should Know: Aristotle’s 'Four Causes'

The ancient philosophers developed a number of tools through which they could understand reality. One of them, from the writings of Aristotle, the student of Plato (who was himself the student of Socrates), is called the "Four Causes." The term "...

Is Science the Only Way to Truth?

Since the early twentieth century, disciplines such as English, history, and philosophy have suffered from enemies both within and without. It's time to fight back. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Paula Marantz Cohen, an...

The Confusing Logic of Gender Ideology: A Quiz

No one should accept the new transgender ideology unless he can answer the following 10 questions with answers that actually make sense:   1. If it is "impossible for a man to feel what a woman feels" (as men are often told), then how...

Trump's Transgender Policy and Its Fashionable Enemies

The cultural revolutionaries are up in arms over President Trump's new policy on the admittance of transgendered people in the military. Now the first thing to point out is that there are a lot of things that can result in the military not...

Planned Parenthood Tells Preschoolers: 'Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl'

If the birds and bees followed Planned Parenthood's new guidelines concerning them, they would eventually have to be put on the endangered species list. The nation's largest provider of abortions has new guidelines out on how to talk about sex to...

The Birth Dearth—and Why Liberals Should Be Worried

It's a strange characteristic of modern societies that the more sexual freedom people have, the less babies they seem to be able to produce. According to new data out from the Centers for Disease Control, U. S. fertility is at an all-time low....

'Chatting with dolphins by 2021': Why it's not going to happen

Every couple of months comes a story about some animal that has been trained to talk. But a little research always reveals that the animal involved might be able to learn to put a few words together but never that it communicates the way humans do...

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