From the Sept/Oct, 2016 issue of Touchstone
Illuminations by Anthony Esolen

Column

Illuminations

Hymns of the Ages

Recently I challenged some friends of mine to name two forms of art—not works of art, but the very forms themselves, for which children are both necessary and of the essence. They couldn't think of any, and that's remarkable, since our children are supposed to be introduced to art in school, and since the highest praise that you can give a child now is to say he is "creative."

One of the forms I was thinking of is . . .


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