Monday, April 18, 2022

Sinking Daily

"The situation in our universities, I am confident, will soon right itself once the great silent majority of professors cry 'enough,' and challenge what they know to be voguish blather."

So wrote Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in 1998. Alas, he seems to have been mistaken. Since he penned those words, the "voguish blather" has made greater and greater inroads into the study of the humanities and social sciences - and in doing so has increasingly weakened the fabric of American civil society, the shared culture that has made America great.

- Bruce Bawer, The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind (2012)

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