Following St. Nicholas by James M. Kushiner

Following St. Nicholas

There could hardly be a greater contrast between the cultural lives of the young described in "Letters of the St. Nicholas League" by J. Douglas Johnson and the threat to young people described in "Not with Their Children" by John D. Martin. What a difference a century makes. In every age, the education of the young shapes the future of society, which is why today's pseudo-progressives seek to weaken parental influence and rights while they corrupt the minds of the young.

The most severe warning made by our Lord was directed at those who cause little ones to stumble; the young are vulnerable and are also dependent on their elders for knowledge of the world into which they were born and are being raised and formed. We have a responsibility toward the younger generation, and I would like to think that Touchstone is read by and helpful to students from time to time. Indeed, I've been encouraged occasionally by a new author who mentions that he first started reading Touchstone—usually his parents' subscription—when he was in high school.

We would love to see Touchstone articles reach more young readers. In the spirit of St. Nicholas, please consider giving a gift subscription to a student or young adult, along with encouragement to read it. You may well be recruiting a future Touchstone author or senior editor! See

James M. Kushiner is the Executive Editor of Touchstone.

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