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Reflecting upon yesterday’s national holiday, an occasion for us to commemorate the service and self-sacrifice of our veterans, I was struck by the ways in which our arts—sculpture, poetry and literature, painting, etc.—help us to capture the sentiments of society on such a day.  As you probably know, Veterans’ Day was formally initiated on the anniversary...

[Note: The following post is from our guest contributor Mr. Derek Anderson, headmaster of Ridgeview Classical in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to leading the school, Mr. Anderson remains an avid student of moral and political philosophy, alongside of intellectual history. His defense of the liberal arts curriculum is based upon his many years of having taught students history, philosophy, literature, and rhetoric.] Whether...

The study of history today suffers from a great denial. Too often, past events of exploitation are isolated from their context and then retold collectively as the sum of history. Consequently, the proper study of the past is forgotten and Western culture neglected. To regain our historical bearings, this observation needs to be restored: Our civilization was...

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...

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...

Today we will be ‘reviewing the tape’ from the 2019 National Classical Education Symposium, where our theme was literature and the art of seminar. Dr. Bernhardt Trout, a professor of chemical engineering at MIT, joined us for that Symposium, delighting the audience with an exposition of the life and work of the great Enlightenment humanist and natural scientist,...

Today we will be ‘reviewing the tape’ from the 2019 National Classical Education Symposium, where our theme was literature and the art of seminar. Dr. Bernhardt Trout, a professor of chemical engineering at MIT, joined us for that Symposium, delighting the audience with an exposition of the life and work of the great Enlightenment humanist and natural scientist,...