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

America’s Celebrity Culture Explains Why Harry and Meghan’s Flight Is Predictable

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, recently announced that they are "stepping down from their royal duties" and leaving the UK for North America. Why? According to one prominent media theory, the problem was racism. Meghan’s...

Should “They” Really Be the Word of the Decade?

By now we have all gotten used to the annual year-end designation of the "word of the year." I did not know, until the holiday break, that there was also a "word of the decade." But there I was watching a football game, and on the news tape running...

The Confused Logic of Christianity Today's Pro-Impeachment Editorial

Christianity Today's recent editorial calling for Trump's impeachment has caused quite a buzz in the national news. But the editorial, which takes on Trump on the grounds that he is "morally confused," is itself morally – and logically –...

The Grievance-Mongers Should Leave Thanksgiving Alone

When you scoop that spoonful of mashed potatoes into your mouth this Thanksgiving, just think of all of the Indians that had to die so that you could enjoy turkey and dressing with your family. Or at least that's how some would have it. It...

There’s a Reason the Names of These Great Thinkers are Etched in Stone

I'll trade you one queer theorist, one native American novelist, a Chinese writer, and five feminists for six Greeks and two Romans. Homer. Herodotus. Sophocles. Plato. Aristotle. Demosthenes. Cicero. Virgil. These are names that strike fear in...

Fake Meat Is Just Part of the Movement Toward Artificial Everything

The next time you go to the restaurant and order a steak, don't be surprised if the waiter who serves it is wearing a laboratory smock and a medical mask – and lecturing you about your environmental responsibilities.   When I first heard...

Spouting Platitudes About Woodstock Won't Change What It Actually Was

It is the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, and we're already being subjected to dreamy reminiscences about it from people whose accounts cannot really be relied upon because they are based largely on memories of people who were in a drug-induced...

The Epidemic of Woke Politicians

Every time there is a mass shooting, we’re all supposed to dispense with reason and common sense and embrace the proposition that laws can solve all of our problems. There's a word for this: "panic."   And it's a panic made worse by...

Why Are We No Longer Visiting Our Nation's Historical Sites?

My wife and I recently visited our son and daughter-in-law in Philadelphia. As part of our visit, we took in some of the historical sites of the city. Among these were the first congress building and the Liberty Bell.    We certainly...

The Gender Charade Facing the Supreme Court

It was announced this week that the U.S. Supreme Court would be considering a lower court decision that redefined the word "sex" to mean "gender identity."    The case — R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC — stems from a 6th...

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