Archive Nota Bene Philosophy Steven Wedgeworth

Allan Bloom and the American Mind

Patrick Deneen gives Allan Bloom’s classic The Closing of the American Mind a mixed review over at The Imaginative Conservative. He says that Professor Bloom was correct to critique relativism and its projected dominance among the American educational system, but Dr. Deneen believes that Prof. Bloom’s rejection of multiculturalism, or really culture in general, was a mistake, […]

Archive Civic Polity Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

The Government Reinforcing Values?

David Brooks’s latest raises a lot of questions. He basically calls for a return to neoconservativism– who knew that it had been lost?– but he conclude with this point: The solution is not to go back to 1980. It’s to imagine what kind of values Americans should have, and what kind of limited but energetic […]