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On this anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights (December 15, 1791), we have reason to celebrate those first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which have served as guarantees of every American’s civil liberties—including freedoms of religion, the press, peaceable assembly, petitioning the Government for redress, etc. Along with the clear articulation of...

Note: Today's guest contributor is Andrew J. Zwerneman, the president and co-founder of Cana Academy and the author of the forthcoming book, History: Forgotten and Remembered, to be released in September, 2020. As a society we are increasingly divided—from each other and from our past. However, because a classical, liberal education is deeply historical, it is well...

Note: The following post is from our guest contributor Derek Anderson, headmaster of Ridgeview Classical in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to leading the school, Mr. Anderson studies moral and political philosophy alongside of intellectual history. He is a proponent of the liberal arts curriculum, having taught students history, philosophy, literature and rhetoric.   As a teacher and later as a headmaster, I have frequently lamented how schooling in America so often...

As a society we are increasingly divided—from each other and from our past. However, because a classical, liberal education is deeply historical, it is well suited to help bridge that widening gulf and to be a source of cultural renewal. It accomplishes this through the formal study of history and by developing a historical habit...

The rhythms of weeks, months, and years provide us the opportunities to reflect on temporal goals and plans, while the death of those we revere prompts us to reflect on life’s ultimate ends.   As it turns out, today coincides with the conclusion of the workweek and the end of the month. And, this week we are...

The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education.  I am starting a series on the Academy. We need to assess the state of the Academy and the challenges it faces. This includes questions about its purpose and how it achieves that purpose. It can be...