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Philosopher’s Zone – Leo Strauss: Philosophy’s mystery man

Posted by admin | 31 July 2010 | Comments Off

Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss

According to some commentators, there was a mysterious, dark presence lurking behind the Bush administration. He was, said his critics, elitist, illiberal and anti-democratic. He encouraged American’s leaders in imperialist militarism, neo-conservatism, Christian fundamentalism and the deliberate deception of those they led. And he did all this despite having died in 1973. He was Leo Strauss, professor of political science at the University of Chicago. But was this passionate student of classical philosophy really as dark a figure as all that?


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