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The 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 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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9781483063706
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Grouping Title closing of the american mind
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display_description More than just a huge #1 best seller, this is one of the great and vitally important books of our time. Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of modern America is really an intellectual crisis. From the universities' lack of purpose to their students' lack of learning, from the jargon of liberation to the supplanting of reason by "creativity," Bloom shows how American democracy has unwittingly played host to vulgarized ideas of nihilism and despair, of relativism disguised as tolerance. Bloom demonstrates that the collective mind of the American university is closed to the principles of the Western tradition, in particular its spiritual heritage, which gave rise to the university in the first place.
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subject_facet Education, Higher -- Philosophy, Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States, Education, Higher -- United States -- Philosophy, Education, Humanistic -- United States, United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
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