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- Date of birth: September 14, 1930
- Died: October 07, 1992
- Born: in Indianapolis, Indiana, The United States.
- Description: Allan David Bloom was an American philosopher, essayist and academic. Bloom championed the idea of 'Great Books' education, as did his mentor Leo Strauss. Bloom became famous for his criticism of contemporary American higher education, with his views being expressed in his bestselling 1987 book, The Closing of the American Mind.