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    Why Study The Classics? | Political Liberty & The Classical Tradition

    Vergil reading to Augustus. | RockfordInstitute.org


    Political Liberty and the Classical Tradition

    by Thomas Fleming | May 11, 2010



    ... But if Americans ever wish to be free, they shall not only have to go back to the thinking of Adams and Jefferson but also to the ancient writers and ancient languages that formed their minds and inspired their imaginations. And even we if cannot recover our political freedom as a nation, we can liberate our minds from the propaganda of civics books and discpline our free minds on the classical curriculum.
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    The classics are being phased out in favour of modern liberal multiculturalists texts; this is especially prevalent in the education system.

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