Why academia is a breeding ground of cancel culture

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2022
From The Right
Zoë Petersen/Deseret News

Decades ago, the philosopher Allan Bloom famously warned about “the closing of the American mind” on university campuses. In particular, Bloom worried about academia’s growing embrace of moral relativism. “Openness used to be the virtue that permitted us to seek the good by using reason. It now means accepting everything and denying reason’s power,” he wrote.

From our modern vantage point, many of Bloom’s deepest fears about social justice, victimhood culture and political correctness have proven to be prophetic.

However, on the matter of moral relativism, Bloom has recently been...

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