“While classical education has exploded in recent decades, this movement of diverse schools lacks a philosophical figure who centers the goals of classical education,” says Josh Herring in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Edmund Burke could fill that need.”
Burke was a minority figure in his own day, speaking truth in opposition to those who praised the revolution. Classical education is also a minority movement in the Western world today. While writing about his own world at the turn towards modernity in France, Burke suggests three principles which are relevant to the task of classical education in the twenty-first century.
The full text of the essay can be found here.