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An Education in Noble Thoughts

In C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength Mark Studdock, a sociologist recruited by an elite circle of progressive thinkers to advance their utopian agenda, has advanced degrees and impressive credentials but suffers from the defect of a modern education. Lewis explains, “It must be remembered that in Mark’s mind hardly one rag of noble thought, either Christian or Pagan, had a secure lodging. His education had been neither scientific nor classical—merely ‘Modern.’” In other words, Mark had no awareness of the wisdom of the past called the Perennial Philosophy, no awareness of a body…

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