University of Virginia professor James Ceaser discusses great teachers including James Q. Wilson, Irving Kristol, Walter Berns, and Allan Bloom.
Twenty-five years ago, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students offered a thorough indictment of American colleges and universities. Bloom attacked… More
Panel members discussed author Saul Bellow’s novel Ravelstein, a fictionalized account of the author’s friendship with professor of political philosophy Allan Bloom, best-selling author of The Closing of the American Mind. After their prepared remarks,… More
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Allan Bloom joins William F. Buckley to discuss The Closing of the American Mind.
In 1978, Allan Bloom hosted the great German thinkers Eric Voegelin and Hans-Georg Gadamer at the University of Toronto for a discussion of Plato’s Republic. Must-see footage.