The Dangers of Not Reading

19 Sep

Thus, the failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency – the belief that the here and now is all there is.

– Allan Bloom, from The Closing of the American Mind (1987)



Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Quotations


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4 responses to “The Dangers of Not Reading

  1. habitang

    September 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    That is so true. We’re overloaded with IPhone Apps that only tell reenforce the here and now. A part of society is losing touch with reality because they can’t hope. Strange that.

    • Rob

      September 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

      I’m afraid technology is quickly overwhelming our ability to be humans. Getting your kids to read good stuff should be a parenting requirement too, no? Thanks for stopping by!

  2. robstroud

    April 10, 2013 at 5:46 am

    There are far too many enfeebled minds in our world today…

    • Rob

      April 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Too painfully obvious at times.


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