Quotation by Allan Bloom

We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
Allan Bloom (1930–1992), U.S. educator, author. "Our Ignorance," pt. 2, The Closing of the American Mind (1987).
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