Toby Young Toby Young

Allan Bloom: Prophet of Doom

Allan Bloom’s famous book, The Closing of the American Mind, opens with the following sentence:

‘There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.’

In the twenty-five years that have passed since the book’s publication, that belief has become, if anything, even more ubiquitous.

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