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Why We Need Poetry And Literature To Teach Us Practical Philosophy

On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech and Matthew Mehan discuss young adult literature, Harry Potter, and high lessons in popular art.

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How can we return to teaching the arts, humanities, rhetoric, and how to persuade each other in peace and truth? Matthew Mehan argues that we can rebuild a culture of self-government and it starts with teaching practical philosophy. On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Ben Domenech and Mehan discuss poetry, high lessons in popular art, Harry Potter, and the trends in young adult literature.

Mehan’s book of poetry, “Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals” is out this month. He is the Worsham Teaching Fellow for Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in D.C.

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