Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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George Anastaplo Photographs

Some photographs and commentary about George Anastaplo can be viewed at George Anastaplo – Right of Revolution and The Elusive George Anastaplo.

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WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE TREATMENT FOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH TODAY?

            George Anastaplo [This Letter to the Editor of December 8, 2008, by George Anastaplo, Professor of Law, Loyola University of Chicago, was published in The Greek Star, Chicago, Illinois, December 18, 2008, p. 3. … Continue reading

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VIRGIL’S AENEID ON WAR, PROPHECY, AND THE FATES OF PEOPLES

George Anastaplo I.             Virgil was long acclaimed as a pagan prophet of the coming of Christianity. A scholar recalled, a century ago, speculations about this tradition (Ella Bourne, “The Messianic Prophecy in Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue,’ The Classical Journal, vol. … Continue reading

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