• Letter to d’Alembert on the Theater in Politics and the ArtsPolitics and the Arts: Letter to M. D'Alembert on the Theatre, trans. Allan Bloom, The Free Press, 1960.  Reprint, Cornell University Press (Agora Editions), 1968.
  • Shakespeare’s PoliticsShakespeare's Politics, with Harry V. Jaffa, Basic Books, 1964.  Reprint, University of Chicago Press, 1981.
  • The Republic of PlatoThe Republic of Plato, translated with notes and an interpretive essay by Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1968.  Second edition: Basic Books, 1991.
  • Kojeve’s Introduction to the Reading of Hegel – Alexandre Kojeve, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit, trans. James. H. Nichols, Jr., ed. Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1969.  Reprint: Cornell University Press (Agora Editions), 1980.
  • Rousseau’s Emile – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile: or On Education, translated with notes and an introduction by Allan Bloom, Basic Books, 1979.
  • The Crisis of American Democracy and Liberal EducationThe Crisis of American Democracy and Liberal Education: Collected Essays, 1986.
  • The Closing of the American MindThe Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students, with a foreword by Saul Bellow, Simon & Schuster, 1987.  Reprint, Simon & Schuster, 2012.
  • Confronting the ConstitutionConfronting the Constitution: The Challenge to Locke, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and the Federalists from Utilitarianism, Historicism, Marxism, Freudianism, Pragmatism, Exististentialism..., ed. Allan Bloom, American Enterprise Institute, 1990.
  • Giants and DwarfsGiants and Dwarfs: Essays, 1960-1990, Simon and Schuster, 1990.
  • Love and FriendshipLove and Friendship, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
  • Shakespeare on Love and FriendshipShakespeare on Love and Friendship, University of Chicago Press, 2000.




  • Reading the Republic – "Reading the Republic," Allan Bloom, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Eric Voegelin, Frederick Lawrence, University of Toronto, 1978,
  • Allan Bloom on Nietzsche – "Allan Bloom on Nietzsche," Lecture delivered at Boston College, 1983.
  • Lecture on Machiavelli
  • Lecture on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
  • Higher Education Has Failed Democracy – "Higher Education Has Failed Democracy," Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr., 15 Apr. 1987.
  • The Open Mind – Interview with Allan Bloom, The Open Mind, PBS, 7 June 1987.
  • The Legacy of Allan Bloom – "The Legacy of Allan Bloom," panel discussion with Werner Dannhauser, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Joseph Bottum and MaryAnn McGrail, hosted by the Hudson Institute, C-SPAN, 18 May 2000.
  • The Historical Context of Allan Bloom – "The Historical Context of Allan Bloom," panel discussion with James Ceaser, James Miller, John Tomasi and John McWhorter, hosted by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, C-SPAN, 3 October 2007.
  • Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind Twenty-Five Years Later – "Allan Bloom's Closing of the American Mind Twenty-Five Years Later: The Continuing Failure of Higher Education?," panel discussion with Nathan Tarcov, Bill Kristol, Hillel Fradkin, Janet Dougherty, moderated by John Walters, hosted by the Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, 15 June 2012.
  • Conference on the 25th Anniversary of The Closing of the American Mind – Conference on the 25th anniversary of Allan Bloom's bestseller The Closing of the American Mind, hosted by the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University, 21 Sept. 2012. The first panel is on Students and is chaired by Arthur Melzer, with Kathryn Sensen, James Hankins, and Paul Cantor as speakers. The second panel is on the University and is chaired by R. Shep Melnick, with Nannerl Keohane, Rita Koganzon, and James Piereson. The third panel is chaired by William Kristol and features Margaret Soltan, Michael Davis and Nasser Behnegar as speakers.  
  • On Plato’s Apology of Socrates
  • James Ceaser on Allan Bloom – James Ceaser, "Conversations with Bill Kristol," March 3, 2015.