"The question is, Are there some things that oughtn’t to change? If so, what are they? Might they be such things as values, aspirations, standards? Shouldn’t standards remain standards? Otherwise, what is the meaning of “standard”? But over the past four decades or so there has been, in certain quarters, a concerted effort to do away with standards, to tar the very idea of standards as illegitimate and somehow sinful."
More from Robert McHenry at the Brittanica Blog