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Discussing Virtue, Daily

“It is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day and those other things about which you hear me conversing and...

Playing the Right Games

“But when children play the right games from the beginning and absorb lawfulness from music and poetry, it follows them in everything and fosters...

Plato’s Euthyphro

If you haven’t read Euthyphro, then you should. If you have read it, then you should read it again.

What Is Wrong with Contemporary Intellectuals?

"Intellectual" and "Disinterested," as we use them, are new words. I "prefer" old words: Scholar, Monk, Contemplative, Lover of Wisdom.

Homeschooling and Socialization

What is this thing we call “socialization” and why is there a perception that this is best achieved in the classroom and thwarted by homeschooling?

Thoughts on Teaching Wendell Berry

Teaching Wendell Berry to students today isn't a thankless task, but the victories are small and far between (which, one might say, is all the best victories always are).

Schizophrenic Conservatives

Kearneysville, WV. The health care bill has passed the Senate, but it is yet to be seen if the House and the Senate can...

The (“Post-“) Modern Cave: An Allegory of the University

Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. Imagine human beings brought up from childhood in a cave, bound fast with their heads all facing one direction. On...