Bloom, Allan Closing of the American Mind

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Closing of the American Mind

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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 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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"The New York Times"Remarkable....hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy. S. Frederick Starr"The Washington Post Book World"Rich and absorbing....A grand tour of the American mind. "The New York Times Book Review"An unparalleled reflection on today's intellectual and moral climate....That rarest of documents, a genuinely profound book. William Kristol"The Wall Street Journal"Brilliant....No other book combines such shrewd insights into our current state....No other book is at once so lively and so deep, so witty and so thoughtful, so outrageous and so sensible, so amusing and so chilling....An extraordinary book. "The New York Times Book Review" An unparalleled reflection on today's intellectual and moral climate....That rarest of documents, a genuinely profound book. "The New York Times" Remarkable....hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy. S. Frederick Starr "The Washington Post Book World" Rich and absorbing....A grand tour of the American mind. William Kristol "The Wall Street Journal" Brilliant....No other book combines such shrewd insights into our current state....No other book is at once so lively and so deep, so witty and so thoughtful, so outrageous and so sensible, so amusing and so chilling....An extraordinary book. "Rich and absorbing. . . . A grand tour of the American mind." --"The Washington Post Book World" "Brilliant. . . . No other book combines such shrewd insights into our current state. . . . No other book is at once so lively and so deep, so witty and so thoughtful, so outrageous and so sensible, so amusing and so chilling.. . . An extraordinary book." --William Kristol, " The Wall Street Journal" "The New York Times Book Review"An unparalleled reflection on today's intellectual and moral climate....That rarest of documents, a genuinely profound book. S. Frederick Starr"The Washington Post Book World" Rich and absorbing....A grand tour of the American mind. "The New York Times"Remarkable....hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy. William Kristol"The Wall Street Journal" Brilliant....No other book combines such shrewd insights into our current state....No other book is at once so lively and so deep, so witty and so thoughtful, so outrageous and so sensible, so amusing and so chilling....An extraordinary book.

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Allan Bloom is 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 has 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. His other books are Plato's Republic (translator and editor), Politics and the Arts: Rousseau's Letter to d'Alembert (translator and editor), Rousseau's Emile (translator and editor), and Shakespeare's Politics (with Harry V. Jaffa). He lives in Chicago.

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