Anthony Esolen

ANTHONY ESOLEN is professor of English Renaissance and classical literature at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H. He is a prolific author and has translated several epic poems of the West. He is a graduate of Princeton and the University of North Carolina. He is on the advisory board of the Catholic Education Resource Center.

Higher Ed Opinion

A real college at last

When I arrive before class, I meet young people joking, laughing, and doing any of the hundred things that people do when they actually belong to a community, a big family

Opinion

They made themselves what?

In the days of Antiochus, Jews who wanted to be accepted by the progressive Greeks capitulated to the culture around them. Are Christians today doing the same?

Catholic Identity Higher Ed

Thomas More College’s warmth and wonder

No cell phones or laptops are allowed in classes, and that means that the dead silence that has come to prevail in classrooms at other places before the professor arrives is unknown there

Catholic Identity Higher Ed

Lambs to the slaughter: Catholic students at secular colleges

The problem with secular and pseudo-Catholic colleges is not only what students learn there, but what they never get a chance to learn

Higher Ed News

The Society of Jesus without Jesus

Jesus does not appear in a new article extoling Jesuits at Georgetown, nor is His name in the university’s description of its ‘Catholic and Jesuit’ values

Higher Ed News

Buckle down, Machiavelli, buckle down

Academic freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are all oriented toward that greater good, which is truth

Higher Ed News

The Pope, Portugal and American ‘Catholic’ universities

The Church has urgent truths to bring to the world, and the world will always be in some degree of enmity against the truth

Opinion

Much ado about noticing

We must be certain of principles and the law of God, but slow in thinking we know the hearts of others

Opinion

Finding what should never have been lost

There is great treasure in the wisdom of generations past—all between the covers of books we’ve forgotten to read

Higher Ed Opinion

For 50 grand you get egg-roll too

There is no such thing as a ‘diverse’ student; you cannot in yourself be ‘diverse,’ just as you cannot in yourself be ‘various.’