Allan Bloom Quotes

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency-- the belief that the here and now is all there is.

Allan Bloom

Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it

Allan Bloom

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.

Allan Bloom

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

Allan Bloom

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise - specialized competence and success are all that they can imagineÓ

Allan Bloom

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.

Allan Bloom

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

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