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The closing of the American mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1988, ©1987.
Series: Touchstone book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone ed
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Bloom
ISBN: 0671657151 9780671657154 0671479903 9780671479909
OCLC Number: 17820784
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description: 392 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Saul Bellow --
Preface --
Introduction : Our virtue --
Part one : Students. The clean slate --
Books --
Music --
Relationships --
Part two : Nihilism, American style. The German connection --
Two revolutions and two states of nature --
The self --
Creativity --
Culture --
Values --
The Nietzscheanization of the left or vice versa --
Our ignorance --
Part three : The university. From Socrates' Apology to Heidegger's Rektoratsrede --
The sixties --
The student and the university.
Series Title: Touchstone book.
Responsibility: Allan Bloom ; foreword by Saul Bellow.

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