The Closing of the American Mind

By Allan Bloom

This book has been on my reading list since Seminar, a once-required course for freshman at Franklin College. The book felt dated, but Bloom makes some interesting points about the liberalization of education in America. He also has an entire (albeit short) chapter dedicated to the books and their important role in our development. Five stars on that chapter! Otherwise, I hate to say it, but there’s no way you’ll get through this book if you are simply reading for pleasure… would love to read an updated version (lots has changed since the early 80s!!!).