By Allan Bloom
The intense AND debatable CRITIQUE of yankee tradition WITH approximately one million COPIES IN PRINT
In 1987, eminent political thinker Allan Bloom released The last of the yankee brain, an appraisal of up to date the USA that “hits with the approximate strength and influence of electroshock therapy” (The long island instances) and has not just been vindicated, yet has additionally develop into extra pressing this day. In transparent, lively prose, Bloom argues that the social and political crises of latest the US are a part of a bigger highbrow situation: the results of a deadly narrowing of interest and exploration by means of the college elites.
Now, during this twenty-fifth anniversary variation, acclaimed writer and journalist Andrew Ferguson contributes a brand new essay that describes why Bloom’s argument prompted any such furor at ebook and why our tradition so deeply resists its truths this day.
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