Ryan Klein

Ryan Klein
Ryan Klein teaches Great Books to high school students and studies philosophy as a graduate student. His wife often pulls him out of books to train for athletic events, in which she always beats him. Their cats are cute, and their families are generous.

Recent Essays

The Contradictions within My Students’ Request for Diverse Curricula

The imagined student’s intentions are honorable: to promote racial justice. But when the conversation begins, she has already set herself against the teacher and the course. The task of the teacher is to encourage her pursuit of justice while showing that the Great Books are not enemies, but allies. If this can be done, the student and teacher may even realize the same about each other.