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

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...

Planned Parenthood Tells Preschoolers: 'Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl'

If the birds and bees followed Planned Parenthood's new guidelines concerning them, they would eventually have to be put on the endangered species list. The nation's largest provider of abortions has new guidelines out on how to talk about sex to...

The Birth Dearth—and Why Liberals Should Be Worried

It's a strange characteristic of modern societies that the more sexual freedom people have, the less babies they seem to be able to produce. According to new data out from the Centers for Disease Control, U. S. fertility is at an all-time low....

'Chatting with dolphins by 2021': Why it's not going to happen

Every couple of months comes a story about some animal that has been trained to talk. But a little research always reveals that the animal involved might be able to learn to put a few words together but never that it communicates the way humans do...

Why There’s a Rising Tide of Left-Wing Violence on Campus

That goose-stepping you heard last week was the latest in an increasingly frequent series of violent protests by left-wing students directed at shutting down conservative voices on campus—protests many of which are encouraged by professors and...

'The Penis as Social Construct'—Spoof Article Gets Published by Academic Journal

Several years ago, Alan Sokal, a professor of physics at New York University and University College in London, decided to demonstrate exactly how nonsensical postmodernist cultural studies had become. To do this, he submitted an article to the...

'Transracialism' Has Gender Ideologues at Each Others' Throats

By now, everyone has heard of the Rachel Dolezal incident. To recap: Dolezal was the black head of the NAACP in Spokane, Washington. The fact that she was black, however, was complicated by the fact that she actually wasn't black at all. And when...

Barbara Oakley Explains One Huge Flaw in U.S. Education

What does an expert in learning think about how to learn math (and other things for that matter)? Barbara Oakley is the author of A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if You Flunked Algebra) and Mindshift: Break Through...

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