Allan Bloom (14 September 1930 - 7 October 1992) was an American philosopher and classicist.
Shadia Drury credits Bloom with popularising the ideas of his teacher Leo Strauss in his bestselling book The Closing of the American Mind.
Bloom's students included Paul Wolfowitz, who provided the basis for the character of Phil Gorman in Saul Bellow's novel Ravelstein, a roman á clef portrait of Bloom's life.
- ↑ Keith Botsford, Obituary: Professor Allan Bloom, Independent, 12 October 1992.
- ↑ Shadia Drury, Leo Strauss and the American Right, St Martin's Press, 199, p.6.
- ↑ James Fallows, The Unilateralist, The Atlantic, March 2002.