Month: June 2015

Athenians & Visigoths

How to Quell Your Inner Barbarian Neil Postman is the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death and other books about education and culture. This article is the text of a graduation speech he never gave, but would have, he said, if ever given the opportunity. Members of the faculty, parents, guests, and graduates, I have chosen as my topic …

Horatius at the Bridge and the Definition of Leadership

Robert B. Charles was a former Assistant Secretary of State, who received degrees from Dartmouth College, University of Oxford, and Columbia University. Mr. Charles is a friend of the Mangione family, and sent this letter to A.J. Mangione, a student at Highlands Latin School, when he was informed that A.J. had memorized all 70 stanzas of Lord Macaulay’s Horatius at the …