A book worthy of tributes from students to a brilliant professor and an extraordinary man. Successful as an author beyond the wildest dreams of anyone but himself, Allan Bloom was also gifted beyond measure as a teacher. Here is some of the evidence. -- Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University This impressive collection honors the memory of Allan Bloom by displaying the variety, vitality, and subtlety of the scholarship of his students... -- Clifford Orwin, University of Toronto a fitting tribute to Allan Bloom. -- Walter Berns, John M. Olin University Professor, Georgetown University An extraordinary collection of essays whose range and spirit do honor to the range and spirit of an extraordinary man. -- Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago Those who knew Allen Bloom will hear echoes of his voice throughout these essays by his former students and friends. -- Jeremy Rabkin, Cornell University A remarkable collection of essays worthy of the outstanding teacher they honor. The Weekly Standard ^RPolitical Philosophy and the Human Soul^I is graced with Werner Dannhauser's incomparable lyric of remembrance of Allan Bloom, and Michael Palmer's eloquent revelations of Bloom as a teacher. -- Joseph Cropsey, University of Chicago The current collection of essays is a helpful volume that represents well the intellectual commitments that Bloom made his own and the affections of his students for a teacher they apparently revered. American Political Science Review ...fine collection of essays...insightful investigations... Political Studies
About the Author
Michael L. Palmer, associate professor of political science at the University of Maine, is the author of Love of Glory and the Common Good: Aspects of the Political Thought of Thucydides (Rowman & Littlefield, 1992). Thomas L. Pangle, professor of political science and fellow, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, is the author of many books, including The Ennobling of Democracy (1992) and The Spirit of Modern Republicanism (1988).