America, the West, and Liberal Education by Hancock, Ralph C.; Bloom, Allan; Fuller, Timothy; Gillespie, Michael Allen; Nuechterlein, James; Platt, Michael; Rosen, Stanley, 9780847692316
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  • ISBN: 9780847692316 | 0847692310
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/18/1999

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More than a decade ago, Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind raised the philosophical stakes of the debate concerning the proper role of the study of the great books in higher education. Bloom's argument for the Western tradition employed both the rhetoric of knowledge for its own sake, and that of the broadly political uses of education.

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