Lived 1930-1992. Former professor on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago
. Author of The Closing of the American Mind
), a pointed criticism on the failures of the American university
system, pop culture
, and morality
. He heavily promoted exposure to classic literature as the way to properly teach children societal values
Liberals--shocked by Bloom's anti-political correctness and his criticisms on feminism-- labeled him an "ultra-conservative." Over a decade after "Closing" surged to the top of bestseller lists, heated debate continues on education's failures.