Anthony Esolen

Shedding Humanity, Shredding the Humanities

Oct 04, 2018 by Anthony Esolen |

An incident with a student provides the occasion for Anthony Esolen’s exposition of how identity politics has made humanities education nearly impossible and the “very notion of a common good nearly inconceivable.”

Building a Community?

Jul 21, 2014 by Anthony Esolen |

Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College and translator of classic works, discusses how a classical common core promotes intellectual life, communion, and wonder. 

Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

May 12, 2014 by Anthony Esolen, Jamie Highfill, Sandra Stotsky |

Significant overall reduction in time spent on classic literary texts will make it difficult to give poetry the prominence it deserves.