Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

3 Responses

  1. Khater M says:

    Separate schools are a great idea, but they’ll only work if the boys are raised well and have Christian morality drilled into their heads from an early age. I went to a fairly well-regarded all-male Catholic prep school, and I saw no difference between the boys there and the boys in the public schools. Their attitudes towards sex were as loose as any other group of teenage boys. Their parents would allow them to go to parties where they got into all sorts of things. The second point seems more critical( parents keeping a close watch on their girls)

  2. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    Segregation by sex is a necessary first step but by no means sufficient. There are, of course, non-Christian moral codes that served to protect young women, and most of them gave fathers the power to take direct action against a seducer or rapist.

  3. Robert Peters says:

    In the tiny “Republic of Pollock,” my little home town with its hinterlands, there were two sisters, the one about five years older than her sister.: both stunningly beautiful and quite friendly. The older sister alleged to her father that a young man, with whom she had been on a date, had improperly “touched” her. The father hunted down the young man and beat him up, fracturing his jaw. No charges were filed against the father. After the incident, however, none of the boys in my circle of friends dared to ask the younger sister out on a date. Pollock was in those days a self-regulating republic.