The closing of the American mind: how higher education has failed democracy and impoverished the souls of today's students

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Simon and Schuster, 1987 - Education - 392 pages
A critique of the intellectual and moral confusions of this age argues that the social/political crisis of twentieth-century America is actually an intellectual crisis, and shows how American democracy has hosted ideas of nihilism, despair, and relativism

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User Review  - DellaWanna - LibraryThing

Bloom's observations, published in the late '80s, throw a light on the 21st century. Quoting Rousseau, who noted the complementarity of the sexes, which "mesh and set the machine of life in motion ... Read full review

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User Review  - dham340 - LibraryThing

Decided to read this to see if it was relevant at all. The sad answer is yes, but it flaws are even larger with age. Most of bloom's arguments are of the "get off my lawn" sort of grumpy old men ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Saul Bellow
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Preface
19
Our Virtue
25
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