Freedom and Tolerance

In his 1987 essay entitled “The Three Columns Revisited,”[1] Mortimer Adler has a prophetic word for today about the misconceptions regarding the meaning of the words freedom and tolerance and how they apply to education. Adler writes: “The cultural or intellectual malaise of which I speak can be described as phony tolerance. It denounces as dogmatic and authoritarian anyone who regards one person’s opinion as … Continue reading Freedom and Tolerance

A Review of The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther

Review by Kyle Rapinchuk In honor of the 500th anniversary of the 95 Theses, I decided to post an old review I wrote of Luther’s classic work, The Bondage of the Will. Looking back on this, I would probably spend more time exploring the issue of God’s foreknowledge and human freedom, especially since my views on this topic have changed since the time I initially … Continue reading A Review of The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther

Freedom in the Fire–Fahrenheit 451

by Josh Dyson, Classical School of Wichita Montag: ”I don’t want to change sides and just be told what to do. There’s no reason to change if I do that.” Faber: ”You’re wise already!” The dialogue above between Montag, the protagonist, and Faber, the wise sage, in Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, takes place in the middle of Montag’s crisis of belief. He … Continue reading Freedom in the Fire–Fahrenheit 451