Author: Auguste Meyrat

Auguste Meyrat is an English teacher in North Texas. He holds an MA in humanities and an MEd in educational leadership. He is the senior editor of The Everyman, a senior contributor for The Federalist, and a frequent contributor to The American Mind, Crisis Magazine, and The American Conservative, as well as essay collections for the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

Living in the Confederacy of Dunces

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Law & Liberty on March 1, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. When A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole came out nearly 45 years ago, it must have been one of the strangest books ever written. Its protagonist, Ignatius C. Reilly, is truly unique: a highly educated philosophical social […]

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More Prep and Pay, Less Pep and Play

School districts have begun to invite motivational speakers for their convocation ceremonies at the beginning of the school year. In the past, these speeches were given by actual educators, but today they are usually delivered by well-paid self-help gurus, positive psychologists, and corporate pep consultants who tell demoralized teachers to turn their frowns upside down […]

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