Thanks to a reader.
Quite a varied discussion on Bloom’s surprise 1987 bestseller: ‘The Closing Of The American Mind‘
Does rock/popular music corrupt the souls of youth in preventing them from evening-out the passions; from pursuing higher things that a quality humanities education can offer?
Might such a lack allow political ideology to offer young people something to do, something to be, and something of which to be a part?
A questioning of premises, with varied disagreement, including that from an Emersonian.
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2 thoughts on “Via C-SPAN-The Historical Context Of Allan Bloom”
A “thank you” from a stranger for sharing this program, which looks interesting and which I wouldn’t have otherwise known about.
Thanks for stopping by. Vaguely informing passers-by of such ideas is one of this blog’s lasting cultural contributions.
Have a good one!