New Humanists
New Humanists
Sep 1, 2023
Martin Luther for Public Schools (or, Don't Be an Ostrich) | Episode LIV
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"Simple necessity has forced men, even among the heathen, to maintain pedagogues and schoomasters if their nation was to be brought to a high standard." In his address "To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany," Martin Luther exhorts Germany's civic leaders to establish public schools for the education of all German children. Foremost among his priorities in his proposed educational program is instruction in ancient languages, something that, according to Luther, Satan wants to suppress. We dive into German education, ancient language instruction, and the eternal debate over public schools versus homeschooling.

Richard M. Gamble’s The Great Tradition:

Plutarch's Parallel Lives (inc. Numa and Lycurgus):

Andrew Cuff's Marcus Aurelius, Uncensored:

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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers -

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