Note: The video submission of this speech was awarded First Prize in the National ACCS Chrysostom Oratory Contest. Abraham was able to deliver this speech at the annual conference in Frisco, TX, before an audience of over 1,000 conference attendees. A Defense of the Dead Man By Abraham Martin, 2018 Graduate of School of the Ozarks There is no culture quite as strange as that of an American antique … Continue reading A Defense of the Dead Man by Abraham Martin (Portrait of a Graduate Series)
It might go without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway to make sure we are all on the same page—modern American education is based upon a progressive worldview. This model of education is used almost wholesale in the Government (aka “Public”) schools and appears to be the most prevalent model in private (even Christian private) schools. One important difference in the educational approach … Continue reading Virtue-Free Education—Long Live the Democracy!
Baker provides a succinct and helpful introduction to political thought. He includes brief surveys of major political philosophers such as Hobbes, Mill, Locke, and Rousseau, as well as surveying some key political themes like justice, order, and freedom. He does an excellent job of surveying the role of government generally and specific Christian contribution to government. This is an excellent introduction in both clarity and … Continue reading Political Thought: A Student’s Guide by Hunter Baker (Book Blurbs)
By Christian Lingner, School of the Ozarks Class of 2014 History reveals three main ways in which societies can be structured or governed. Probably the most historically popular system is that which governs through a top-down approach, employing regulations and obligations to force the common people to comply with the government’s wishes. Another possibility is complete anarchy, simply letting people do as they wish without … Continue reading Virtue Ethics: The Dilemma of Postmodern Democracy (Portrait of a Graduate Series)