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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- James W. Ceaser Professor University of Virginia->Wilson (Woodrow) Department of Politics
- Reese Erlich Author
- John H. McWhorter Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research->Center for Race and Ethnicity
- James Miller Professor New School University->Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science
- John Tomasi Professor Brown University->Political Science
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