Raymond Dokupil

About Raymond Dokupil

Raymond Dokupil holds a B.A. in English Literature from Whitworth University. He teaches drama and Lincoln-Douglas debate in Tacoma, Washington. Formerly, he has taught for Classical Conversations and worked as a TEFL instructor in Suzhou, China.

“The Karate Kid” & the Merits of Authority-Based Discipleship

By |2021-04-16T10:56:48-05:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Education, Film, Liberal Learning|

In the 1984 film “The Karate Kid,” Mr. Miyagi’s teaching method may seem scandalous to Western eyes: Either Daniel does things his way, or not at all. The wise mentor refuses to reveal to Daniel the reason for his menial exercises. But it is precisely the virtue of submission and obedience that is essential for [...]

America’s “Logres”: The Mythology of a Nation

By |2020-08-10T16:01:28-05:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, C.S. Lewis, Culture, Flannery O'Connor, Imagination, Literature, Myth|

C.S. Lewis believed that every nation possesses what he called a “haunting,” a “Logres,” which baptizes it with a unique inner life. What, or where, is America’s Logres? Who is the mythological hero that could guide the American identity the way Arthur guided Britain and inspired generations of English poets and artists? During my undergraduate [...]

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