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

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...

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...

'The Penis as Social Construct'—Spoof Article Gets Published by Academic Journal

Several years ago, Alan Sokal, a professor of physics at New York University and University College in London, decided to demonstrate exactly how nonsensical postmodernist cultural studies had become. To do this, he submitted an article to the...

'Transracialism' Has Gender Ideologues at Each Others' Throats

By now, everyone has heard of the Rachel Dolezal incident. To recap: Dolezal was the black head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. The fact that she was black, however, was complicated by the fact that she actually wasn't black at all. And when...

Barbara Oakley Explains One Huge Flaw in U.S. Education

What does an expert in learning think about how to learn math (and other things for that matter)? Barbara Oakley is the author of A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) and Mindshift: Break Through...

Don't Believe Those Who Say Liberal Arts Degrees Aren't Worth It

Zachary First, Managing Director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, opines at PayScale.com on just how misguided is the question: “Can we, in economic terms, justify investing in a degree in the humanities?”...

Oppressed Squirrels Find Champion in Feminist Scholar

Squirrels in Los Angeles, California, whose victimization has been ignored for too long, have finally gained a champion in the form of Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an assistant professor in the Liberal Studies Department at California State Polytechnic...

'A Handmaid's Tale': Now in Feminist Imaginations Everywhere

And the award for most contrived, unrealistic, and preachy television drama goes to... I’ve always thought that the best way to ruin a book’s audience is to make a movie out of it. Once the movie is made (and if it is successful), no one wants to...

Bill Nye, the Gender Ideology Guy

Bill Nye has become the de facto spokesman for science. He and his trademark bow tie were featured in last month’s March for Science, and he has become a perennial presence on American television, speaking on a wide variety of scientific issues (...

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