«[...] Harold Bloom [...] set the pattern of patronizing dishonesty in recent Mormon studies a decade ago when he published The American Religion, a wordy paean to Joseph E. Smith, Jr.. Bloom patronized Mormonism as the quintessential American theology--not that Bloom believed Smith's ludicrous account of finding those elusive "golden plates" in upstate New York, or that Bloom himself would dream of converting to Smith's corny creed. He implied, rather, that it was the perfect religion for those poor, lesser souls marooned in pelagic America, the wasteland between the coasts. Americana, the last refuge of the fading intellectual.»
--"God Told Us to Kill You - and the Baby": John Dolan's review of the book Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
I don't like Harold Bloom.