Opening
3:20

Diagnosing Academia’s Disease

What's the Root of Academic Rot?

Response
5:56

Education’s Disorder: It’s Not Relativism—It’s Disunity

Without a common understanding of the human person and the human good, academia is reduced to job training, politics, or consumerism.

Response
5:18

Our Perverse Puritanism: It’s Not Relativism—It’s Religion.

"Relativism," contra Jaffa (and Bloom), was merely administrative compromise. But the academy no longer believes all sin is relative...

Response
4:35

The Abandonment of Natural Right: Jaffa v. Bloom on Education

Both the burning of the Reichstag and the decline of the American university resulted from the choices of philosophers. Jaffa’s final address is a condensed version of the book Allan Bloom should have written, but couldn’t.

Response
5:06

Ideas Still Matter: Relativism Remains

Since Jaffa wrote "Reichstag" in 1989, the campus left has adorned its ideology with a few new terms—but its underlying relativism remains the same.

Response
5:02

Beauty Alone Won’t Save Us

Absent the teaching of human truth, absolutism preys on our atomized youth.

Response
5:33

What We Can Know: Natural Law Properly Understood

We may never find a grand, unified theory of the “single truth," but we do not need it to know that men are not horses and beauty is truly good.

Feature

Opening

Diagnosing Academia’s Disease

This week we feature commentary on what, exactly, the underlying problem of higher education is today. Over the last century, American higher education has achieved much in terms of technical accomplishment but increasingly ignored and ultimately rejected the very aspects of the education of the founders that made the founders, and hence, America, great to begin…