Sunday, May 31, 2015

June 11: The state of the American mind

The invitation to The state of the American mind: Anti-intellectualism in America more than 25 years after Allan Bloom:
Allan Bloom's 1987 book "The Closing of the American Mind" examined a shift in American culture that threatened the fundamental tenets of American society, individualism, liberty, and democracy. Nearly 30 years later, the intellectual habits of Americans seem to have only further deteriorated.

"The State of the American Mind" (Templeton Press, June 2015), edited by Mark Bauerlain and Adam Bellow and featuring contributions from 16 distinguished researchers, draws on extensive research and expertise to demonstrate how far Americans have slipped into disengagement from civic affairs, entitlement mentality, narcissistic personalities, and timidity in the face of political correctness.

Learn what the contributors have to say June 11 from Noon - 1:30 pm at AEI or online.   Details about this free event are online.

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