Friday, September 14, 2007

The Closing of the American Mind: 20 Years Later

This year is the twentieth anniversary of Allan Bloom's bestseller, The Closing of the American Mind.

Here are some essays on how the book has stood up, 20 years later. The first three were published as part of a symposium for The Intercollegiate Review. The fourth was delivered at a conference on the book at Princeton and published by National Review.

The University Possessed (R. V. Young)

The Socratic Philosopher and the American Individual (Peter Augustine Lawler)

Recovering the Western Soul (Wilfred McClay)

Closing, Still Open (Stanley Kurtz)