Lazere strongly endorses Paul G. Cook's essay as a step toward rehabilitation of E. D. Hirsch's reputation in English studies and disagrees with Adam Ellwanger's attempt to do the same for Allan Bloom. The coincidence of their books' appearance has caused Hirsch to be saddled with Bloom's debts.
Donald Lazere; Thumbs Up on Hirsch, Thumbs Down on Bloom. Pedagogy 1 October 2009; 9 (3): 501–508. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2009-009
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