Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom

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As good as this book is, it has at least two serious weaknesses. First, it adopts two critical points of view and shifts between them as suits the argument.
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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.
 

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Allan Bloom was Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College and co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy at the University of Chicago. He taught at Yale, University of Paris, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University, and Cornell, where he was the recipient of the Clark Teaching Award in 1967. He died in 1992.
 
Published June 30, 2008 by Simon & Schuster. 406 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference, History, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by STEVEN ALFORD on Sep 27 1987

As good as this book is, it has at least two serious weaknesses. First, it adopts two critical points of view and shifts between them as suits the argument.

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