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The Cult of Niceness
More than twenty-five years ago, in The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom pointed out that college students in the United States had become very “nice.” Students in general did not want to offend anyone...
Who Closed the American Mind?: Allan Bloom, Burke, Multiculturalism
Patrick J. Deneen
One crisp morning 26 years ago I was walking across the campus of the University of Chicago, where I had just enrolled as a first-year...
Allan Bloom and Souls Without Longing
So I've gotten a lot (meaning several) emails complaining that I haven't gotten around to keeping my promise of talking about Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind. Well, sorry. Here's one...
The Socratic Philosopher and the American Individual
Today, Allan Bloom’s unlikely 1987 bestseller The Closing of the American Mind is in some ways truer and more moving than ever. I have just taught the book in a class (one that began...
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