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 ‘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...

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 "...

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