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

Lost in the Gender Twilight Zone

Taylor Beggs is a female wrestler in Texas who is "transitioning" to a male. She recently won the state girls wresting championship to the dismay of many of the other girls competing, some of whom dropped out rather than face someone with a...

CPAC Pays the Price for Political Promiscuity

Movement conservatives are finding out that the enemy of their enemy is not necessarily their friend. In fact, the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) seems to be finding out that they are themselves their own worst enemy. After just...

Is it Logical to Say that Health Care is a ‘Right’?

In last week's debate on Obamacare between former presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders, Sanders challenged Cruz to say that health care was a “right.” But what exactly does it mean to say that health care is a “right”? If you were...

Coming Apart: The Real Civil War is in the Democratic Party

The Trump ascendency has thrown a monkey wrench into the political dynamics of both parties. But while it creates difficulties for establishment Republicans in their own party, it creates even bigger ones for Democrats. Democrats had hoped that...

What's Really Wrong with American Schools

With the confirmation of Betsy DeVos to head the U.S. Department of Education, it’s a good time to think about what’s wrong with our schools and what will have to be done to fix them. DeVos is most notable for her efforts in support of school...

'La La Land': A Glorious Movie that Succumbs to Pessimism

No movie comes more highly recommended than La La Land, which won more Golden Globe Awards (seven) than any other movie in history and which is now poised to sweep the Oscars (fourteen nominations). Does La La Land, as its admirers...

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...

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