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 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West? There is a whole literature on exactly this question:   1. Orthodoxy, by G. K. Chesterton. Chesterton...

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

There used to be a lot books about the "decline of the West." But now that we are well on our way to everything these writers warned us about, we don't hear that expression much anymore. But we need these kind of books now more than ever. Here...

The Tortured Logic of the Gender Revolutionaries

National Geographic, the magazine that recently ran a cover story on the most influential figures in ancient history but left out Moses and Jesus, is now trying its hand at gender theory. Its new cover story is entitled “How Science is Helping Us...

The PC Thought Police Zero in on Children’s Literature

It is of the nature of modern secular ideologies that they can’t ignore the least deviation from their lengthening list of what counts as culturally unacceptable. In America, new racial and gender ideologies are now affecting even children's...

America's Corrupt Aristocracy

After the deaths of George Michael and Carrie Fisher, a Daily Beast headline declared, "We have lost our Prince and Princess." It is a declaration that says a lot about our culture. The first thing to take note of about such a headline...

The Electoral College Is No Accident

The Electoral College has now done its work and confirmed the results of the presidential election. But not before another election in which the candidate who received the most votes lost and caused it to become the object of a debate about the...

The Best Writing Program? Math and Latin

In her recent article at Intellectual Takeout, Annie Holmquist gives three reasons why college freshman can't write, a problem that is the topic of constant complaint of college professors. Her reasons are good: They are not receiving good...

Kellyanne Conway and the Brave New Feminist World

In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, children are raised collectively in institutions rather than nurtured by their mothers. In fact, motherhood is frowned upon. I was reminded of this last week, when Kellyanne Conway announced her decision not...

Why Students Need the Books Schools Don't Want Them to Read

When I was in school, we had to hide the trashy literature inside the classic books we were supposed to be reading. Now kids have to hide the classic books inside the trashy ones. Not only are schools now increasingly willing to replace classic...

Why School Choice Won't Fix Education

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced Betsy DeVos as his choice to head the U.S. Department of Education. The pick is a clear signal that the Trump administration is intent on pursuing school choice, a fact that the wailing and gnashing of...

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