Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students

Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students


The fabulous, debatable, bestselling critique of yankee tradition that “hits with the approximate strength and impact of electroshock treatment” (The long island Times)—now that includes a brand new afterword through Andrew Ferguson in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition.

THE significant AND arguable CRITIQUE of yankee tradition WITH approximately 1000000 COPIES IN PRINT

 In 1987, eminent political thinker Allan Bloom released The final of the yankee Mind, an appraisal of latest the US that “hits with the approximate strength and impact of electroshock treatment” (The long island Times) and has not just been vindicated, yet has additionally turn into extra pressing this day. In transparent, lively prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of up to date the USA are a part of a bigger highbrow drawback: the results of a perilous narrowing of interest and exploration by way of the collage elites.

Now, during this twenty-fifth anniversary variation, acclaimed writer and journalist Andrew Ferguson contributes a brand new essay that describes why Bloom’s argument triggered this kind of furor at booklet and why our tradition so deeply resists its truths this day.

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