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From A to Z, with Leo Strauss/Allan Bloom Souvenirs

George Anastaplo of Chicago, Gus Zuehlke of South Bend (September 28, 2013) See Tangible Souvenirs of Leo Strauss, Allan Bloom and Perhaps Other University of Chicago Notables (posted 9/13/13).

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Tangible Souvenirs of Leo Strauss, Allan Bloom and Perhaps Other University of Chicago Notables

September 6, 2013 To:   The Chairman, The Committee on Social Thought The University of Chicago The Chairman, The Political Science Department, The University of Chicago The Leo Strauss Center, The University of Chicago I noticed this morning, while walking along … Continue reading

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FOR ALLAN BLOOM (1930-1992)

by George Anastaplo Yielding to the music, you sang the Yiddish song, Nervous palms upturned, your face the Jewish mask Of wry resignation. “All life long Potatoes will I get, no matter what I ask.” I watched you stand and … Continue reading

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ALLAN BLOOM REVISITED (Reposted from 3/06/2011)

by George Anastaplo You can’t expect orange trees to produce apples.                                                 -Gustave Flaubert516   I.             The reader can find in Allan Bloom’s Love and Friendship517 the merits and defects found in his surprise bestseller, The Closing of the American Mind,518 merits and … Continue reading

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THE ALLAN BLOOM BOOK AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LIBERAL EDUCATION TODAY

By George Anastaplo While both are dear, it is sacred to honor truth above friendship. –Aristotle, Nicomachaean Ethics, 1,4 I. I have been asked to provide the keynote presentation for this conference on College Education Today, using Allan Bloom’s bestseller … Continue reading

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IN RE ALLAN BLOOM: A RESPECTFUL DISSENT (Originally posted 8/05/2010)

by George Anastaplo    Aronson sent up a cry of rapture when he won the million dollar prize in a lottery. A kibitzer asked him, “What made you pick a number like 52, anyway?” “It came to me in a … Continue reading

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Allan Bloom Revisited

by George Anastaplo   You can’t expect orange trees to produce apples.                                                 -Gustave Flaubert516   I.             The reader can find in Allan Bloom’s Love and Friendship517 the merits and defects found in his surprise bestseller, The Closing of … Continue reading

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One Citizen’s Use of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD (1970-1996)

George Anastaplo . . . George Anastaplo, whom I have known for almost forty years, would be the classic American individualist–except he deeply respects manners, locality, and community. His extremism may lie in his devotion to the virtue of moderation. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Timon of Athens, and Philosophy: A Preliminary Inquiry

George Anastaplo I Others abide our question. Thou art free. We ask and ask—Thou smilest and art still, Out-topping knowledge. For the loftiest hill. Who to the stars uncrowns his majesty, Planting his steadfast footsteps in the sea, Making the … Continue reading

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Opus Publicum: Anastaplo

by modestinus George Anastaplo may be the greatest unheralded legal scholar of the last 50 years, and I say this as someone who has been unable to fully acclimate to Anastaplo’s moralistic vision of not just the United States, but Western … Continue reading

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