Why Latinphobes fear

Brian Philips at Covenant Classical here in Concord provided a forum on why Latin should be taught in our schools. He got some great discussion going with the audience and one of the things that came out is that there is a rather obvious attempt by many of our cultural leaders to follow Nietzsche’s lead and to eliminate the Christian classical tradition from our culture. By far the easiest and most effective way to do so is to eliminate Latin studies from our schools and culture.

As Dr. Christian Kopf at University of Colorado once poetically put it, Latin is the language in which the bride has sung for 2000 years. The aggressive resistance in education circles is rooted in the perhaps intuitive though once conscious knowledge that western civilization depends on an army of people who know Latin.

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