Saturday, June 9, 2007
A Little Reading Feast
No Apologies has posted a thoughtful and compelling blog post entitled Grieving for America. I remember reading that interview with John Taylor Gatto. I'm glad for the review. After reading that article, head over to Memoria Press to request a copy of their catalog, which is really a magalog,as it always contains several excellent articles related to Classical Education. Here's a couple of cogent quotes from this issue:
"Being educated, they will know that they do not know everything; that there exist objects in life besides power and money and sensual gratification; they will take long views, they will look forward to posterity and backward toward their ancestors. For them, education will not terminate on commencement day." Russell Kirk, The Conservative purpose of a Liberal Education
"It was primarily religious skeptics and men who were more enamored with the possibilities of practical science of the time than spiritual realitiies who took a dim view of classical education...." Martin Cothran, The Classical Education of the Founding Fathers
Memoria Press also has many articles from past catalogs archived on their site.
I hope you've had a nice little reading feast. Afterall, not only will you have much to think about, it's also free reading material.