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One of the key components in the overthrow of traditional marriage was the skillful and persistent use of a handful of relatively simple rhetorical strategies by the reformers... The battle the left conducted against the confirmation...

A smart word, an attentive ear, and the quick gift of a book can change a person... I have had the wonderful fortune of writing a weekly essay for The Imaginative Conservative since its...

No animal except Homo sapiens has any choice in what life to live. Having a vastly richer interior life, we humans must struggle to find an excellent way of living, and we must recognize the most fundamental principle of human life: By nature every person is meant to...
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The old curriculum, with its emphasis on hard mathematics, dead languages, ancient history, and classical music, is often portrayed today as "irrelevant," an offense to modern children, a way of belittling their world and their hopes for the future...

True educational reform must re-establish the secondary school as a place for broad learning, vocational training as a highly respected route to respectable work, and college as a place for higher learning...   The call for college to...
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So long as the government continues subsidizing radical groupthink through its tax, research, and other policies, we will continue to see our children indoctrinated into an ideology that denies reality, precludes self-awareness, and undermines ordered liberty...

Such textbooks as the one I found would be drummed out of today's schools, where children are taught to be embarrassed by piety, honor, purity, and faith... I am musing upon a fine book written by...
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Most Western academics today are using their intellectual capital to answer questions that nobody’s asking on pages that nobody’s reading... Professors usually spend about three-six months (sometimes longer) researching and writing in order to...
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The "liberal" in "liberal arts" has traditionally and rightly been understood to refer to freedom in several ways. In a classical context the liberal arts rescue us from banal pursuits. In a religious context they deliver us from earthly bonds. And in a modern context they set...

We want to give our students a classroom in which inciting books are talked about not as mere literature nor as historical documents, but boldly as they meant themselves to be taken: as the Word of God, or the insight of the intellect, or the...
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Without a major autodidactic push to learn the classic works that formed our civilization, the West’s storehouse of knowledge is in serious danger of becoming nothing more than an artifact... In one of my favorite scenes from the movie Seven, Morgan Freeman’s character gets...

The lack of schooling in the formation of one of every four U.S. presidents underscores the paradox that even the most humble among them were often great champions of education in general and of the liberal arts in particular...
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Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Robert C. Koons, as he explores the ways in which we may reform the higher education system. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher The “higher education...
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This summer I taught a week-long music course for high school students. As the week progressed, I brought in samples of music to listen to, pieces by Bach or Beethoven, Mozart or Palestrina, that would illustrate this or...