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Allan Bloom

Allan D. Bloom (September 14, 1930-October 7, 1992) studied under Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago. He taught political philosophy at the University of Toronto and the University of Chicago. He became widely known after publishing The Closing of the American Mind in 1987. In Saul Bellow's quasi-biographical novel "Ravelstein", the title character is reputed to have been based on Bloom.

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  • obituary (http://www.mugu.com/cgi-bin/Upstream/Reading/albloom-obituary) by Nicholas Cassimatis



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