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The Closing of the American Mind (1987)
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Published Reviews
  1. Books
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    The Closing of the American Mind (Review)
    An Intellectual Best-Seller Revisited
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The American Scholar, Winter 1989, pp. 123-134
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    Still Bloom-ing (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The Weekly Standard, June 2, 1997, p. 12
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    Sex and Drugs and Heidegger (Review)
    Allan Bloom picks the wrong enemies, the right solutions, and gives up hope too soon.
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The Washington Monthly, September 1987, pp. 49-52
  4. Special Annual Book Section
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    The Opening of Americans' Eyes (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    Reason, December 1987, pp. 37-39
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    Boomsday (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    Policy Review, Fall 1987, pp. 84-88
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    Allan Bloom (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1988, pp. 156-158
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    Undemocratic Vistas (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1987, pp. 20-26
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    Mr. Bloom's Planet (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The New Republic, May 25, 1987, pp. 38-41
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    Allan Bloom & the closing of the American mind (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The New Criterion, May 1987, pp. 24-35
  10. Books, Arts & Manners: Ten Important Books of the last 50 Years
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    Allan Bloom: Opening the American Mind (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    National Review, December 19, 2005, p. 102
  11. Opinion
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    A Half-Open Mind (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    Chronicles, September 1987, pp. 30-32
  12. Books
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    From erosion to avalanche (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    Commonweal, July 17, 1987, p. 422
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    Sammler's Complaint (Review)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    National Review, April 24, 1987, pp. 51-52
  14. Reviews
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    Intellectuals and Professions (2 Reviews)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    2. The Last Intellectuals by Russell Jacoby
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1988, pp. 531-538
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    Learning by Story (2 Reviews)
    Cultural Literacy, by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    1. Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    2. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1989, pp. 119-123
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    Romantic at Heart (2 Reviews)
    Character and Opinion in the United States, by George Santayana
    1. Character and Opinion in the United States by George Santayana
    2. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    The Weekly Standard, December 17, 2007, pp. 42-44
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    Briefly Noted (3 Reviews)
    General
    1. Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng
    2. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    3. Africa Then: Photographs 1840-1918 by Nicholas Monti
    The New Yorker, July 6, 1987, p. 81
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    Book Reviews (4 Reviews)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    2. Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
    3. Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs
    4. The Rule of Experts by S. David Young
    The Freeman, November 1987, pp. 437-440
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    The Idea of a University (4 Reviews)
    The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom
    1. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    2. Higher Learning by Derek Bok
    3. American Professors by Howard R. Bowen and Jack H. Schuster
    4. College by Ernest L. Boyer
    The Public Interest, Summer 1987, pp. 129-137
  20. Book Reviews
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    America in the Looking Glass (7 Reviews)
    A British Visitor's Summer Reading
    1. Watching Television by Todd Gitlin
    2. Talking Tombstones and Other Tales of the Media Age by Gary Gumpert
    3. Visions and Nightmares by Robert Lekachman
    4. The Next Left by Michael Harrington
    5. Manhattan '45 by Jan Morris
    6. The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
    7. College by Ernest L. Boyer
    The American Spectator, September 1987, pp. 39-41