Harold Bloom: “What We Are Seeing Is the Fall of America”

By Eva SohlmanThe Wip.    Posted January 15, 2008.

Here is one of those MUST READ articles by one of America’s intellectuals. Many have voiced a similar opinion but with this mans credentials there is no denying it or avoiding it.
The long-time cultural critic warns that the war in Iraq is destroying the American empire.

Harold Bloom, Yale literature professor and cultural critic, is one of America’s most prominent and provocative intellectuals. Unabashedly, he has always spoken up for what he calls “the fight for truth and beauty” making a lot of foes in the process, but also some friends. As one of the first critical voices against the Bush administration and the war in Iraq, Bloom landed in the hot seat with the satire “MacBush” in 2004. More…

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