From the Sept/Oct, 2011 issue of Touchstone

Pupils Delighted by Anthony Esolen

Pupils Delighted

Anthony Esolen on Wondering or Wandering Through College Education

This spring at our college’s awards ceremony I was sitting next to the father of one of my brightest students. His son was graduating in biology, summa cum laude. But that’s not what the father wanted to talk to me about. He wanted to express his gratitude for my being a kind of spiritual guide for his son.

If I did guide his son, it was indirectly, by introducing the young man to some of the glorious poetry of the Christian world. I don’t know that he needed such guidance; he is uncommonly wise for one of his years. But it was my privilege to . . .


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