#103 – Becoming More Human (What?! How?!)

#103 – Becoming More Human (What?! How?!)

There is frequent talk in classical education circles about becoming more human, which can be disconcerting and easily misunderstood. Although intended to honor and elevate our humanity, what we often hear in such comments today is an implicit attack on the less educated as therefore less human. Today we tackle, qualify, and defend the statement:…

SS #97: Men Without Chests

SS #97: Men Without Chests

C.S. Lewis’ small book, The Abolition of Man, is a must-read in the classical education world because he so pointedly reveals the problem with modern, progressive education. The first chapter, and the one most often quoted, is titled “Men Without Chests,” so often this phrase is tossed around. But what does it mean to be…