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Review of The Closing of the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published 30 years ago. Bloom, a little-known University of Chicago professor of political theory, found fame as the author of an immediate hit, present on the minds and mouths of students, intellectuals, and the common citizen

DACA: Why was it passed in the first place?

In his May 2, 1801 letter to Hugh White, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming…to our established rules.” Jefferson’s words are taken to heart

“Muslim ban” controversy is overblown

Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed that the word of year for 2016 was “post-truth.” The severe degradation of our political discourse during the election year in the form of a concerted fake news campaign and vitriolic rhetoric from both sides makes the meaning of this term self-evident