"He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys; he may look dumb but that's just a disguise; he's a mastermind in the ways of espionage." Charlie Daniels, "Uneasy Rider" Harold Bloom: "The Fall of America" - TT's Lost in Tokyo

Harold Bloom: "The Fall of America"

There's a short but good interview here of Harold Bloom, Yale literature professor and cultural critic (update: NOT to be confused with the long late Allan Bloom, author of Closing of the American Mind; my bad!):   


Published Fri, Jan 18 2008 6:14 PM by TokyoTom
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# re: Harold Bloom: "The Fall of America"

Monday, January 21, 2008 8:29 PM by scottyokim

Thanks for posting this.  His quote about one-third oligarchy, one-third plutocracy, one-third theocracy is a good measure of the current Republican presidential candidates as well.

# re: Harold Bloom: "The Fall of America"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 12:49 PM by John_galt

Spot on comments. We need to find a nice plot in Iberia.

# re: Harold Bloom: "The Fall of America"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:57 AM by proteus

TokyoTom, Harold Bloom, the literature professor and literary critic, and Allan Bloom, author of The Closing of the American Mind among other books, are not the same person. And death has supervened in the latter's case btw.

[Many thanks for the correction!  Where have I been?  TT]