Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
Published in 1987 "The Closing of the American Mind" created a ruckus. It spoke of liberal political correctness and clearly illustrated how it attempts to shut off discussion of every issue that runs counter to its tenets.
"The closing of the American Mind" was viciously attacked by academe, but it served to enlighten the truly thoughtful to trends that could ultimately send America socially and economically into a tailspin. It is still a timely read and any student of American thought should apply himself to its pages. Alan Bloom understood that western philosophy had been built up over thousands of years and had successfully brought man to a bright future. He reminded us that long "dead white men" actually do have something to say to us in the "post-modern" age.
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