Allan Bloom

Philosopher & Writer
1982Spring

Allan Bloom was a philosopher, classicist and political theorist, best known for his 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students, which criticized higher education in the U.S. Bloom’s friend and colleague at the University of Chicago, Saul Bellow, wrote the book’s preface. Bellow has also served as a Montgomery Fellow. 

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