Machen on Socialism and the Modern World

“The modern world represents in some respects an enor­mous improvement over the world in which our ancestors lived; but in other respects it exhibits a lamentable de­cline. The improvement appears in the physical condi­tions of life, but in the spiritual realm there is a corre­sponding loss. The loss is clearest, perhaps, in the realm ofContinue reading “Machen on Socialism and the Modern World”

Machen on Schools

“When one considers what the public schools of America in many places already are-their materialism, their discouragement of any sustained intellectual effort, their encouragement of the dangerous pseudo-scientific fads of experimental psychology-one can only be ap­palled by the thought of a commonwealth in which there is no escape from such a soul-killing system…A public schoolContinue reading “Machen on Schools”