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It's like those daft fools who just read the first half of Lolita and think the book about love.
He doesn't talk much about history or marketing/advertising, or environmental issues, or contributions from other cultures, for some examples.
I'm reasonably well read in the subject matter Bloom covers, but I still was able to gain much new insight from this book.
I was surprised to find this book in better condition than described on the web. Thank youPublished 8 hours ago by P. Sigmund
Unless you were attending a university when this book was published, or have a special interest in the general ongoing dialogue we call the culture wars, "The Closing of the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by A Certain Bibliophile
I loved the book and couldn't put it down. Many of the ideas i had about what has happened to America
correspond with this book. Read more
I would recommend this book highly. It is interesting as a well-written polemic by someone who is not a mere, crass political commentator. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Asudulayev
A "must read" for anyone interested in the corrosive effects of the growing cult of indiscriminateness and relativism.Published 1 month ago by Neologian
Too bad it Took me this long to investigate where things started to go wrong....Better Late than never I guess...Published 2 months ago by Friar-Tuck
If you want to understand the American mind, particularly that of the NOW and ME generation, there is no better treatise than this one. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ilprofessore
After decades of avoiding this book I was tricked into reading it by a comment on an education-related article in the NYT that claimed "everything" of interest about the topic... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zachary Smith