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Cultural Relativism Closed the American Mind

A great quote from 1987’s The Closing of the American Mind. Bloom saw the problem growing in our education system 30 years ago…and it’s only gotten much, much worse since then. *sigh*

Politics And Society

No figment of the conservative imagination

Some people say that the so-called culture war is a figment of the conservative imagination. Wrong, wrong, wrong! Read this extract from a bulletin from the frontline of that war. 754 more words

Culture Matters

Review: Introduction to the Reading of Hegel

Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit by Alexandre Kojève

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Generally speaking, there is a tendency to underestimate the difficulties of satisfaction and to overestimate those of omniscience.

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Tolstoy Journal, April 6, 2017: "She had too keen a desire to live herself."

I think I have mentioned Wittgenstein before in this blog but wanted to show another of my travel books. Tolstoy and Wittgenstein were alike in some ways. 990 more words

Blog Post


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. 2,061 more words


Education in Life

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