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Allan Bloom, Political Correctness, and Paranoia

“Political correctness” has been prevalent in our popular discourse since the late 1980s, mainly as a shibboleth or signaling word, and an exonym or a name ascribed to a group to which the speaker doesn’t belong.  623 more words

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

On Graduate Student Unionisation

 That 49% of white college graduates voted for Trump speaks volumes about the state of American higher education. Now, let’s be clear: crisis-rhetoric is about the only way to talk about the American university system. 1,383 more words