Rightful Ownership of the Arts
Rightful Ownership of the Arts

A lively discussion about the rightful ownership of art recently took place in a course I am teaching. We were considering masterworks of ancient sculpture that have been purchased and... Read more

Art and Judgement
Art and Judgement

A culture consists of all those activities and artifacts which are organized by the “common pursuit of true judgment” as T.S. Eliot once put it. And true judgment involves the... Read more

Issue 13: The Director’s Take

Earlier this spring, the Great Hearts Institute played host to a bevy of scholars, artists, teachers, and school leaders. All were gathered in Phoenix for the 4th Annual National Symposium... Read more

Remembering Amy Kass
Remembering Amy Kass

Amy A. Kass (1940–2015) was born on Constitution Day, a fitting coincidence given the life she would lead. At the University of Chicago, where she taught for 34 years, she... Read more

Fall Remembrances
Fall Remembrances

More than 80 years ago, W.H. Auden set verse to his grief over one of the darkest days in modern Western history: “September 1, 1939,” the day Germany invaded Poland.... Read more

The Road Not Taken in American Education
The Road Not Taken in American Education

I was heartened to read Jenna and Ben Storey’s recent piece in the New York Times (reprinted at AEI’s site), which distinguishes two incommensurable roads for higher education: college as a... Read more

Women in the Tradition
Women in the Tradition

The Institute is honored to have Classical Academic Press as a partner in serving the classical movement. CAP’s award-winning classical curricula provide rich and rigorous history, science, and languages suited... Read more

The Teacher as Muse
The Teacher as Muse

The Institute is honored to have Classical Academic Press as a partner in serving the classical movement. CAP’s award-winning classical curricula provide rich and rigorous history, science, and languages suited... Read more

Quintilian and the Ideal Orator
Quintilian and the Ideal Orator

As a classical educator, I find it ironic that we do not have many texts on education from the classical period. We can make some inferences based on the dialogues... Read more

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