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Allan Bloom

Quote of the Day
The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable, that removes the sense that there is an outside. 8 more words

On Ross Douthat, Cosmopolitanism, and Cultural Relativism

I’ve been thinking to myself for some time about how certain parts of the discourse of the right have seemingly flipped over the years. Today, for instance, we have the spectacle of conservative writers responding to student movements by adopting an absolutist position on free speech that would have been anathema to conservatives warring against communism, obscenity, and the perversion of American society not too long ago. 1,310 more words


As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead. – Allan Bloom http://ift.tt/1W0xOvb

Allan Bloom

A professor's probing challenge

Professor Robert George of Princeton tells us on his Facebook page of  a fascinating challenge he makes to his students and of the somewhat depressing response he gets. 460 more words

Culture Matters

The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America. – Allan Bloom http://ift.tt/1VBjIAL

Allan Bloom

The collapse of gender roles: an unseen revolution with unimaginable consequences

Summary: Here is another brief note looking at the revolutions of our time that are reshaping our world. This looks at gender roles, changes that will take generations to work out and with implications probably beyond imagining. 1,184 more words

Society & Gender

America's Future

Where this nation is headed no one knows. What is known is that the right path for the nation is rapidly closing and, if closed, the path may remain closed for years to come. 1,690 more words