The Decline of Cultural Understanding

Our skeptical doctor ponders the consequences of the decline in cultural understanding—so common among our so-called intellectuals—over at Takimag.

This cultural understanding is easily lost, and indeed seems to be in the process of decline in Western countries, most dangerously among the very class—the intelligentsia—in whom one might have expected or hoped it to be strongest. Our universities are becoming bastions of unfreedom, if my few young academic friends are to be believed, and we are raising up a generation of secular ayatollahs.

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