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Fools or Scoundrels? A Response to Patrick Deneen by Robert R. Reilly. To suppose that the Founders set up a republic to vitiate the virtue on which its existence depended requires the belief that they were either stupid (by creating […]


What Allan Bloom Got Right by Todd Gitlin. At his most persuasive, Bloom argued that the university‚Äôs original sin was to downgrade philosophy and discard the Great Books. The practice of substituting breadth for depth ushered in “trendiness, mere popularization […]