Allan Bloom - Closing of the American Mind

Episode 28 · July 27th, 2019 · 46 mins 15 secs

About this Episode

Bloom warns about the moral relativism capturing the American academe. He calls out this movement toward 'openness' as a harmful force that paradoxically has resulted in 'closing' the minds of the students. He sees openness as a broadside attack on tradition and common culture. American history and intellectual heritage have been forcibly removed from school curriculum in favor of ethnic and identity studies.