The Closing of the American Mind

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Simon and Schuster, 1987 - Education - 392 pages
The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change. Book jacket.

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User Review  - DellaWanna - LibraryThing

Bloom's observations, published in the late '80s, throw a light on the 21st century. Quoting Rousseau, who noted the complementarity of the sexes, which "mesh and set the machine of life in motion ... Read full review

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User Review  - dham340 - LibraryThing

Decided to read this to see if it was relevant at all. The sad answer is yes, but it flaws are even larger with age. Most of bloom's arguments are of the "get off my lawn" sort of grumpy old men ... Read full review


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