Ed Driscoll

Our Listless Universities

Over in National Review Online’s Corner today, John J. Miller mentioned a piece by Allan Bloom–currently being claimed, nearly a decade and a half after his demise, via the New York Times, as a member of the left, despite his strong anti-leftwing rhetoric. Bloom’s “Our Listless Universities“, As Miller noted, written by “the hero of 21st-century liberalism…[was] penned for that famously left-wing magazine called National Review” back in 1982.

He didn’t link to an online version of it, but I found it pretty quickly via Google. Its description of then-contemporary life in academia still, sadly, holds up remarkably well today.

(Further up from Miller’s post, Jonah Goldberg has some thoughts on Bloom and Nietzsche that are also well worth perusing.)