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Educating Humans to Subvert Technocracy

Alan Jacobs’s new book, The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis, traces a fascinating intellectual debate that arose...

The Craft of Education

“Then education is the craft concerned with doing this very thing, this turning around, and with how the soul can most easily and effectively...

When a Child Leaves Home

“Darling, haven’t you ever heard of a delightful little thing called boarding school?” So Baroness Schraeder responds to Max’s inquiry how she will deal with...

For the Sake of the Children

“… but the soul of the hearer must be prepared by good habits to rejoice in the good and hate the evil, just as...

Bar Jester’s Writing Seminar II; or, How to Write Like a...

If you want to write worse than the average undergraduate male, consider philosophy.

From The Multiversity: Plato

What can Plato teach us about and in the modern multiversity?

Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on a Liberal Arts Education

Higher education in America has many challenges, and in many ways has become a rather strange place. The satirical novel, such as Richard Russo’s...

To Quantify the Complexity of a Book

There's a computer program called Lexile that purports to measure the complexity of books and thereby determine the grade level for which they are...

Crazy Quilt Conservatism

Hidden Springs, VA.Last week the Washington Post ran a story titled “Rethinking the Classroom: Obama’s Overhaul of Public Education.” The piece described the various...