The ancient Greeks claimed that knowledge of the self was the beginning of wisdom. Polonius in Hamlet claimed that being true to ourselves was the most important thing in life. Chesterton, on the other hand, claimed that we can never know ourselves. Who is right? This question is tackled in an article of mine just published by Faith and Culture.
In my latest article for the Journal of the Cardinal Newman Society I discuss the authentic meaning and understanding of science and its place within a true and healthy education.
There are few more egregious examples of Shakespeare abuse than the manner in which Romeo and Juliet is usually taught in today’s dumbed down schools. In this article I address the dangers of teaching the play as a romance and not as a tragedy:
What lessons are we meant to learn from Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four? How have these lessons been forgotten and how is this forgetfulness perilous? These questions are addressed in my latest article for the Imaginative Conservative:
Are we free to wash our hands of Pilate’s question? How do philosophers address the question? How does Jesus address it?
All of these questions are asked and answered in an article of mine just published in the National Catholic Register:
I am teaching a course on the greatest Christian poetry for Homeschool Connections. It will be based on my book, Poems Every Catholic Should Know. The course is open to all high school students, not merely homeschoolers. Please follow this link for details of how to enroll:
Faith & Culture has just posted a podcast interview I did with my friend and colleague, Christopher Blum, on the topic of Shakespeare’s Catholicism:
So what does an Englishman, or at least this particular Englishman, think of the Fourth of July? All is revealed in this article of mine in the Imaginative Conservative: