Author Archives: Martin Cothran

G.K. Chesterton and the Historical Defense of Christianity

G.K. Chesterton and the Historical Defense of Christianity

One of the hallmarks of civilization is the prevalence of civil disagreement. This tendency certainly characterized England in the early twentieth century. It was a time marked partly by the debates that took place between the great men of thought and letters before an intelligent public. It was a time before Facebook and Twitter, before […]

Why Logic?

Formal Logic

When you begin to study a subject, it is always helpful to know two things: first, what it is you intend to study and, second, why it is important to study it. When it comes to the study of logic, you must have some idea what logic is, and what a study of logic consists […]

Letter from the Editor Late Summer 2019: Should Schools Teach History?

Should Schools Teach History

My wife and I recently visited my son and daughter-in-law in Philadelphia. My wife had been to Philadelphia when she was in school, but I had never been there. Among other things, we saw the Liberty Bell and Congress Hall, which served as the seat of government for the first years of our republic. The […]