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

Don't Believe Those Who Say Liberal Arts Degrees Aren't Worth It

Zachary First, Managing Director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, opines at PayScale.com on just how misguided is the question: “Can we, in economic terms, justify investing in a degree in the humanities?”...

Oppressed Squirrels Find Champion in Feminist Scholar

Squirrels in Los Angeles, California, whose victimization has been ignored for too long, have finally gained a champion in the form of Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an assistant professor in the Liberal Studies Department at California State Polytechnic...

'A Handmaid's Tale': Now in Feminist Imaginations Everywhere

And the award for most contrived, unrealistic, and preachy television drama goes to... I’ve always thought that the best way to ruin a book’s audience is to make a movie out of it. Once the movie is made (and if it is successful), no one wants to...

Bill Nye, the Gender Ideology Guy

Bill Nye has become the de facto spokesman for science. He and his trademark bow tie were featured in last month’s March for Science, and he has become a perennial presence on American television, speaking on a wide variety of scientific issues (...

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

If you’re going to pose as being objective, it’s always good to have your facts straight. Scientific American, clearly stung by criticism that the March for Science (which it had helped promote) had been politicized, published a defense of...

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

Scientists should spend more time in the laboratory and less time marching in the streets. If they did, perhaps they could solve some of the problems with science that they are blaming on other people. This weekend’s “March for Science” was held...

Is Berkeley the Fort Sumter of a New Civil War?

Could the college town where the “Free Speech Movement” began be the place where it ends? That's the question asked by Frances Dinkelspiel, writing in The Daily Beast, after covering the confrontation this weekend between far-left anti-free-...

Wellesley Student Paper Defends Censorship... with Horrible Grammar

Critics of political correctness allege that America’s college students are now so immersed in ideological political activism that they are not learning very much. How to write English, for example. Editors at the Wellesley College student...

Most Scientific Studies Today Are 'Fake Science'

We’ve all heard the expression “According to research...” followed by some scientific finding that we are expected, given this prefatory expression, to accept without question. But as it turns out, even in a field as supposedly...

Boys Don’t Need Books That ‘Put Them in Touch with Their Feelings’

If you listen to cultural authorities on the question of why boys aren't readings books, you will quickly discover the problem: the politically correct experts themselves and the Children's Literature/Industrial Complex with which they are allied...

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