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

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 "...

Is Science the Only Way to Truth?

Since the early twentieth century, disciplines such as English, history, and philosophy have suffered from enemies both within and without. It's time to fight back. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Paula Marantz Cohen, an...

The Confusing Logic of Gender Ideology: A Quiz

No one should accept the new transgender ideology unless he can answer the following 10 questions with answers that actually make sense:   1. If it is "impossible for a man to feel what a woman feels" (as men are often told), then how...

Trump's Transgender Policy and Its Fashionable Enemies

The cultural revolutionaries are up in arms over President Trump's new policy on the admittance of transgendered people in the military. Now the first thing to point out is that there are a lot of things that can result in the military not...

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