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

3 Ways Bill Gates Can Actually Help Fix Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has publicly admitted its mistakes in trying to reform schools. The failure of a number of its education initiatives just underscores the fact that the foundation doesn’t really have a clue as to what makes...

Why Science Badly Needs Philosophy

It isn’t uncommon for scientists to try to use philosophers for target practice. The trouble is that the ones who tend to know the least about what they criticize (which is most of them) end up shooting wide of the mark. Not only that, but...

Ivy League Prof Dishes on How to Get a Good College Education

I recently revisited an article written by Jeffrey Hart some eleven years ago. Hart is an emeritus professor of English at Dartmouth College, and was a senior editor at National Review magazine back when that magazine was as concerned about...

Famous Philosopher: 10 Books EVERYONE Should Read

Peter Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of numerous books on logic, religion, and philosophy. Several years ago, in a speech at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, he recommended ten books everyone...

How to Prevent Election Hacking? Paper Ballots

Barbara Simons is a female computer scientist, which means she’s in a minority in the male-dominated computer field. But she is also a part of a significant minority of tech minds who think that we ought to go back to paper ballots in order to...

Psychologist Dares to Say That 'Mothers Are Biologically Necessary for Babies'

The chief characteristic of postmodern secular liberalism is its tendency to openly deny reality. The most recent occasion of opposing the obvious is Psychologist Erica Komisar, whose new book, Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the...

How Celebrities Cleverly Evade Responsibility for their Actions

Both Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey have announced they are going into "rehab" in order to seek "treatment" for the actions that have recently come to light. Weinstein said he, like Tiger Woods and Anthony Weiner, as well as numerous...

What Hollywood is Really Worried About with the Kevin Spacey Allegations

According to Hollywood logic, if you sexually harass underage boys, for Heaven's sake don't also say that you're gay. In recent days, the floodgates have opened, and the cesspool of sexual harassment inside Hollywood is being revealed for all to...

The Truth About Money in Politics

I recently participated in a panel discussion in Frankfort, KY about the evils of money in politics. The groups sponsoring it were liberal groups and I was the only conservative on the panel, taking the place of someone else who could not make it...

The ‘Look It Up’ Fallacy

Modern educators are no longer teaching much in the way of content knowledge. Their excuse why is that we no longer need to because we now have technology. We have Google, and so students can just look things up. In his recent book, Why Knowledge...

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