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.
What’s the root of academic rot? Is the fundamental cause of the corruption of American higher education academy relativism, hatred, or something else entirely?
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…