The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is.
The spirit is at home, if not entirely satisfied, in America.
We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.- Heinrich Heine
I believe that nothing is more important to our ability to effectively address our present...- Charlie Gonzalez
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, ...- Vince Lombardi
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married j...- Zsa Zsa Gabor
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. ...- Anna Freud
|Birth:||14th September, 1930|
|Death:||7th October, 1992|
Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, classicist, and academic. He studied under David Grene, Leo Strauss, Richard McKeon and Alexandre Kojève. He subsequently taught at Cornell University, the University of Toronto, Yale University, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, and the University of Chicago. Bloom championed the idea of 'Great Books' education and became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind. Although Bloom was characterized as a conservative in the popular media, Bloom explicitly stated that this was a misunderstanding, and made it clear that he was not to be affiliated with any conservative movements. Saul Bellow wrote Ravelstein, a roman à clef based on Bloom, his friend and teaching partner at the University of Chicago.
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