The Historical Context of Allan Bloom

As part of a conference celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of The American Mind: How… read more

As part of a conference celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the release of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of The American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students, Professor Tomasi presented a paper about the historical context of Allan Bloom. The other panelists discussed the paper and responded to audience members' questions. Topics included the civic function of universities, reading the classic works of one’s own civilization, political values, alienation of young people, and creating a meaningful life.

James Ceaser wrote, Nature and History in American Political Development. James Miller wrote, Flowers in the Dustbin. John Tomasi wrote, Liberalism Beyond Justice. John McWhorter wrote, Language Interrupted. close

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  • McWhorter, John H. Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research->Center for Race and Ethnicity
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Nov 4, 2007
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May 31, 2008

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  • May 31, 2008 | 4:52pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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