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  • by brev (1827) on 2002.11.14 3:33 (#14756)
    I can identify with Bloom one tiny smidgen. In detesting the cowardly, self-hating sort of relativism you sometimes find among educated elites. IIRC the introduction to that "Closing of the American Mind" book recounts a story where his students refuse to support the idea of British authorities stopping widow-burning in India. But Bloom's prescription to fix relativism is to spend our lives in prostration before the Greats. He's wasted *so* much ink on this. Yawn. Eco is more interesting, but yeah, I haven't actually enjoyed any of his books since The Name of the Rose. His books are just pastiches of digressions now.