Humanities and the Liberal Arts

Cambridge College—Humanities and the Liberal Arts DRAFT THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION AT THIS TIME. The following statements are only suggestive but they might be helpful in creating a unity, binding together the various components (or courses) making up a program in the Humanities. They are intended to be universal and are equally applicable Continue Reading …

Pan and Peter Pan

Text of the Twenty-sixth Frank Tate Memorial Lecture, given at the University of Melbourne, on Friday, 10 August 1979. Introduction Plato is in the habit of calling his writings, his dialogues, after the name of a person, and although the habit is not fixed for there are a few exceptions — perhaps I should say because Continue Reading …

Education as Peace

Dr. Bremer’s article portrays, in superb literary style, the contradictions of the peace movement as it attempts to indoctrinate the child with its own rhetorical “bullets”. Six months ago I had the privilege and pleasure of visiting Japan at the specific invitation of Professor Rokuro Hidaka, a distinguished sociologist of Kyoto who, throughout his long Continue Reading …

Humanities, Freedom and Education

Inaugural Lecture byJohn Bremer Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of Humanities Copyright © 2006 John Bremer This is an expanded version of the Inaugural Lecture given by John Bremer upon his appointment as Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor in the Humanities, Cambridge College, on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Continue Reading …

College of St. Joseph: Commencement Address

10 May 2009 This is a day of joy and celebration for all of us—and, possibly, one of relief. For myself, I can enjoy the honor shown me by the Board of Trustees, the President, the Academic Dean and the Faculty of the College of St. Joseph in conferring upon me the honorary degree of Continue Reading …

On Leadership

NOTRE DAME JOURNAL OF EDUCATION: Spring 1973, Vol.4, No.1 Killam Senior Fellow, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia It is remarkably hard to make any satisfactory statement about leadership. Everybody knows that leaders lead, that leaders lead followers, that followers follow leaders. What more needs to be said? It is as plain as the proverbial pikestaff. Continue Reading …