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February 22, 2011

From Relativism to Radical Certainty

Buckley charged that this implausible doctrine of “academic freedom” fostered relativism,
and he evidently feared that this relativism favored error over truth. Where are we now, sixty years after Buckley’s famous warning? We find that the intellectual and moral relativism that was so fashionable in academia in the 1950s has now, in large measure, given way to radical certainty. -- ‘Wrist Slaps for Everyone’ : The Other McCain

Posted by Vanderleun at February 22, 2011 10:21 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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