If you’ve ever read C. S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength, you will have an inkling (pun intended) of the philosophy that tends to dominate many of our cultural institutions. His “N.I.C.E.” (the evil “National Institute for Coordinated Experiments”) was a perfect portrayal of the technocratic mindset that has taken over Read more…
by Brett Vaden
What are we doing when we educate children? There are three possibilities. (more…)
In The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis introduces his subject by discussing the contents of a textbook on his shelf, which he calls “The Green Book.” To protect the authors’ real names, he refers to them as Gaius and Titius. Rather than accomplish their stated purpose, to teach upper school boys and girls the art of English composition, Gaius and Titius’s efforts mainly serve to implant a dangerous idea into their young readers’ minds.
by Martin Cothran
Someone wrote me recently about being admonished by a friend for recommending that her friend’s daughter read the fantasy books of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The books contained magic and witchcraft and her friend felt that this would only encourage an interest in such things.