There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.
Category Archive: Allan Bloom
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?