Closing Of The American Mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event.

Beyond Cheering And Bashing

Author: William K. Buckley
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879725488
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The goal of this collection of essays is to see what we can learn about the dilemmas confronting American culture through consideration of both The Closing of the American Mind and the debate it aroused.

Professor Bloom S Delight On The Right American Conservatism And The Closing Of The American Mind

Author: Moritz P. Mücke
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
ISBN: 3954893037
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[Americans] worship visible value; obvious, undeniable, intrusive result.''1 When
he wrote those words in 1867, he did not think it necessary to distinguish the
American mind from the ''colonial mind,'' but scarcely anyone can doubt that the
evolution of American thought has taken on its own unique, often contradictory
course. Writing 120 years after Bagehot, it was the American philosopher Allan
Bloom who in his book The Closing of the American Mind lamented Americans'
obsession ...

Masters And Slaves

Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739102770
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Bloom's. The. Closing. of. the. American. Mind. In preparing my remarks for today,
I have tried to remember that brevity is the soul of wit. I was asked to speak at this
symposium because I know Allan Bloom personally, and I have been urged to be
anecdotal, so I shall introduce Mr. Bloom to you, so to speak, with some personal
reminiscences. One of the astonishing things — astonishing to me, at least — that
occurred to me in preparing these remarks, is that I have known, and admired, ...

In The Name Of Education

Author: Jonas E. Alexis
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1600347606
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example that comes to mind is Jesse Jackson and a number of students who
dared to chant at Stanford University, "Hey hey, ho ho, Western culture's got to go
"34), and other universities have banished the curriculum that once made a ...
conservative students began constructing a neoconservative ideology that would
gain momentum in the 1980s.40 Allan Bloom's The Closing of (he American Mind
Bloom's main purposes in The Closing of the American Mind were many, but one
of his ...

The Seduction Of Culture In German History

Author: Wolf Lepenies
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691121314
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Closing. of. the. American. Mind. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of
the National Endowment for Democracy on November 6, 2003, George W. Bush
reminded his audience of a speech by President Ronald Reagan. In June of
1982, Reagan had spoken to the British Parliament at Westminster Palace,
predicting that a turning point was about to arrive in history: “President Reagan
said that the day of Soviet tyranny was passing, that freedom had a momentum
that would not ...

Marked Men

Author: Sally Robinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150036X
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Although never uttering the word postmodern, Allan Bloom rails against what he
takes to be the sins committed under the banner of the contemporary.
Unapologetically elitist, The Closing of the American Mind argues that the values
on which a university is founded—exclusivity, difference from the mainstream, the
pursuit of absolute truth, and a communion with the great minds of the Western
tradition—have ...

Herder Today

Author: Kurt Mueller-Vollmer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110117394
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ERNEST A. MENZE A reexamination of Herder's historicist premises and their
implementation and impact in the history of thought appears to be called for,
particularly in the light of Alan Bloom's recent indictment of the "German
Connection" in The Closing of the American Mind.] Bloom's assault on historicism
is so sweeping, and it has received so much publicity, that "terrible simplifiers"
are bound to have a field day. In regard to the subject of this volume, it is notable
that Bloom, unlike ...

Culture In The Commercial Republic

Author: Will Morrisey
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761802914
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Jefferson, who was closer to the situation for a longer time, described 'the
American mind' in 1776 as animated by "the harmonizing sentiments of the day,"
found in "the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney,
etc." (Letter to James Madison, August 23, 1 823). Neither methods ... on a tidal
wave of commentary, some of it intelligent. (Many articles are collected in Robert
L. Stone, ed., Essays on the Closing of the American Chapter 9: An American