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

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...

4 Good Reasons to Say ‘Men’ Instead of ‘Men and Women’

As our culture descends into confusion about gender, there’s more and more talk about changing our language to accommodate it. Unfortunately, if your language has to be brought into conformity with confused thinking, you end up with confused...

Why Tom Petty's Music Will Last

We don't have royalty in America. All we have is celebrities. And at the top of the celebrity hierarchy is the rock star. So lofty a station do rock stars occupy in the celebrity firmament, that movie stars, presidents, and even real royalty must...

What Da Vinci Can Teach Us about Education

A new biography of Leonardo da Vinci has a lot to say about what it is to be a truly educated person. Biographer Walter Isaacson, who also wrote recent well-regarded biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, hones in...

Alejandro Villanueva is the New Face of Civil Disobedience

As of Monday morning, Alejandro Villanueva's NFL Jersey was the hottest thing in pro football sportswear. The former U.S. Army Ranger broke with the rest of his team Sunday, came out of the tunnel, and participated in the National Anthem ceremony...

What NFL Players Get Wrong about America

It started with Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who, before he was let go, made headlines for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest perceived wrongs against racial minorities. Then other NFL...

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