Giants and dwarfs: essays, 1960-1990

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - Education - 395 pages
The author of the acclaimed #1 national bestseller The CLosing of the American Mind offers a collection of provocative essays, explaining why he is neither a conservstive nor an elist; criticizing current liberal theories of justice; analyzing the short-comings of the modern university; and exploring the works of Shakespeare, Swift, Rousseau, and Plato.

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Historicism, cultural relativism, and positivism are again criticized by Bloom as contributing to a weakening of our traditional notions about good and evil, especially when applied to political ... Read full review


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Allan Bloom is Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College and co-director of the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy at the University of Chicago. He has taught at Yale, University of Paris, University of Toronto, Tel Aviv University, and Cornell, where he was the recipient of the Clark Teaching Award in 1967. His other books are Plato's "Republic" (translator and editor), "Politics and the Arts: Rousseau's Letter to d'Alembert" (translator and editor), Rousseau's "Emile" (translator and editor), and "Shakespeare's Politics" (with Harry V. Jaffa). He lives in Chicago.

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