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The Closing of the American Mind: The 25th Anniversary Ed.
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The Closing of the American Mind: The 25th Anniversary Ed.
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*This is a bargain copy. The book is in new condition but expect marking on the edge of the book*

The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students. The 25th Anniversary Ed.- Softcover


Author:  Allan Bloom 
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 402
Weight: 356g
Market Price: RM72.98


In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal of contemporary America that “hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy” (The New York Times) and has not only been vindicated, but has also become more urgent today. In clear, spirited prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of contemporary America are part of a larger intellectual crisis: the result of a dangerous narrowing of curiosity and exploration by the university elites.


Now, in this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed author and journalist Andrew Ferguson contributes a new essay that describes why Bloom’s argument caused such a furor at publication and why our culture so deeply resists its truths today.

 

Author

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.


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“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

 

“Rich and absorbing. . . . A grand tour of the American mind."

– The Washington Post

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