Allan Bloom


Although the natural rights inherent in our(

Although the natural rights inherent in our( Constitutional) regime are adequate to the solution of this ( minority) problem…the equal protection of the law did not protect a man from contempt and hatred as a Jew, an Italian or a Black”…” ‘Openness’ was designed to provide a respectable place for those groups or minorities–to wrest respect from those who were disposed to give it–This breaks the delicate balance between majority and minority in Constitutional thought. In such a perspective where there is no common good, minorities are no longer problematic and the protection of them emerges as THE central function of government.

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