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Other Statues to Pull Down

While we are busily engaged in the sanctimonious and largely symbolic act of pulling down statues of various confederate generals and others who promoted slavery directly or indirectly, I have a few suggestions for some other “statues” that need pulling … Continue reading

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Open Letter to My Daughter(s)

Is there anyone who was not profoundly touched by the flurry of open letters that loving parents wrote to their daughters concerning the recent election of our new president? (for example here and here and here) Ms. Sallie Krawcheck consoles her daughter after the … Continue reading

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Concrete Thoughts

Liberal education works! I have been thinking about this for several weeks as I renovate the second floor kid’s bathroom, and the thought provides me with no end of pleasure (and humor) when I think about the two senses in which it is true. … Continue reading

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Liberal Education Works Vol: 17

Ahhhhhhhhh…..Summer 2015! And what is it that the liberally educated man does during those lazy hazy days of summer? Does he spend his summer like a Greek or a Roman? Does he sip iced tea, reading Aristotle’s Ethics reclining in a deck chair on … Continue reading

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Forty Days For Fermentation

As it is the first week of Lent I am congratulating myself on the steps that I have taken to prepare well for Easter. First I have made the usual meaningful but ordinary commitments towards keeping my Lenten resolutions. Here … Continue reading

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Classical Education and the Common Core

“Therefore, we ought to follow what is common”. Thus exhorted the philosopher Heraclitus in the seventh century B.C., and in our own time the governors and education commissioners of 45 states, as well as over 100 Catholic diocesan school systems … Continue reading

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Classical Catholic Education: Defending and Promoting Life

Sometimes a thought is expressed so eloquently that the only thing left for us to do is to repeat it. Therefore since the Lyceum community is presently attending the Cleveland Right to Life Conference, I thought nothing could be more … Continue reading

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Catholic Classical Education Is About Life

Catholic classical education, by the way, is primarily ordered to life. The whole point of classical education is life. To spread life. To increase life. To enrich life. To propagate and widen its extension. To deepen it and strengthen it. … Continue reading

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Homerus Omnes Docuit

Every serious discussion about Catholic Liberal Education (which I call “Catholic Classical Education” sheerly for marketing purposes) must perforce dwell at considerable length from time to time on Homer and his works- especially the Iliad and the Odyssey. And this is because, as … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Barbarian

Liberal education is the ordinary process by which ladies and gentlemen are formed. Without it one will always remain a barbarian. Now if you are a barbarian please don’t take this as a put down. I am proud to count barbarians … Continue reading

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