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steve

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  • The Closing of the American Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Bloom
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (45)

    In one of the most important books of our time, Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

    Douglas says: "VERY IMPORTANT WORK!"
    "dont waste a 'free credit'"
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    Would you try another book from Allan Bloom and/or Christopher Hurt?

    No I would not... The reading was especially dull, even thought I heard some background noise in the recording. The only thing this work did for me was make me nearly get into 2 car accidents. It is very dull, dated, and seems more of a work on professor blooms peronal thoughts than any real scientific work... I did get through 1/5 th of the book before casting it aside.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    If you want more of an intellectual book stick with primary sources, engles, kant, locke...
    This was really boring listening to bloom, who didn't. Seem to have much real knowledge outside academia.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Don't even get me started, no feeling just dull monotone...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I was able to delete it from my ipod...


    Any additional comments?

    To each his own but if your looking for a more scientific work (or even something on the lines of malcom gladwell) look elsewhere.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful

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