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The Abolition of Education: A Warning from C.S. Lewis


By Steve Turley, Tall Oaks Classical School and Eastern University

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There is no doubt that the 1940s constituted a most historically formidable decade: the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, WWII, the advent of the Atomic bomb, the transformation of the U.S. 785 more words

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CS Lewis' Top Ten Books: 10-6

I’ve been a fan of CS Lewis’ writing forever, since I picked up The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in my church library when I was around ten.  507 more words

Books

Show and Tell: A Critique of Public Rhetoric

Before I say anything constructive, consider the following four quotes—three taken from America’s Twitterer-in-Chief, and the fourth from C.S. Lewis:

“The media coverage this morning of the very average Clinton speech and Convention is a joke. 819 more words

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Traveling through the heavens

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lewis tells a story of interplanetary travel set in the heavens rather than in space. 93 more words

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Monday Musings (August 21, 2017): Irrigating Deserts

In his phenomenal work The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis writes regarding education what have become some of his most well-known and oft-quoted words: “For every one pupil who needs to be guarded from a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. 495 more words

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Are We Any Longer Human?

“If God does not exist… everything is permitted.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Desecration is a kind of defence against the sacred, an attempt to destroy its claims.” 1,790 more words

Essays

On the Self-Defeating Nature of Modern Social Science

I really like Social Science books. I find them fascinating and, usually, helpful. But more and more I am realizing that they can be self-defeating. 587 more words

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