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In my little suburb not long ago, some local leftists organized an “anti-fascist” demonstration. Or, as the flyers put it:


The flyers were decorated with a cartoon of a masked thug stomping on a giant swastika. 2,076 more words


Education in Life

“Education is the movement from darkness to light.”- Allan Bloom

The Closing of the American Mind Revisited

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind . . . was a real sensation and a surprise bestseller.

. . . He said out loud what liberal elite culture could only regard as heresy: The supposed idealism of the 1960s was, in fact, a new barbarism. 232 more words


No Phantom Menace - the real thing

It is difficult to pick up any left-leaning newspaper, magazine or journal in the weeks since Donald Trump stunned the world, without finding another wounded progressivist warrior licking his or her wounds. 1,900 more words

Culture Matters

Time Travel

I was talking to my son today on the way to a doctor’s appointment and I thought of something interesting. I’ve been reading “The Closing of the American Mind” and much of it is beyond my understanding, really. 399 more words



From “The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom

“In family questions, inasmuch as men were understood to be so strongly motivated by property, an older wisdom tried to attach concern for the family to that motive: the man was allowed and encouraged to regard his family as his property, so he would care for the former as he would instinctively care for the latter. 489 more words


Another Book Started

I started reading “The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom this morning. It’s been sitting on my shelf for years along with several others and I’ve finally had the self-control to stop buying new books that draw my eye and read the ones I’ve already got on my “to -read” shelf! 265 more words