Thursday, May 12, 2011

On Society, Virtue And Trash

‎A style of this sort will seem to modern readers marred by classical stiffness- "truth," "Knowers," the Good," "Man" -but we can by no mean deny that behind our objection to such language is a guilty consciousness of the flimsiness, and not infrequently the trashiness, of our modern talk about "values."
- Saul Bellow in Allan Bloom, Closing of the American Mind (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987)

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