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Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy

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Leo Strauss's controversial writings have long exercised a profound subterranean cultural influence. Now their impact is emerging into broad daylight, where they have been met with a flurry of poorly informed, often wildly speculative, and sometimes rather paranoid pronouncements.

This book, written as a corrective, is the first accurate, non-polemical, comprehensive guide
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 28th 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 2006)
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Don
Apr 07, 2013 Don rated it liked it
This book could've been so much better. The beginning is unapologetic and weird. It gives a solid argument for one reading of Strauss (similar to Meier - very different from Jaffa or Batnitsky) and really expresses why Strauss and his followers are so out of step with the academic world. Pretty awesome shit, though I imagine anyone not already convinced will roll their eyes.

The book ends with a very boring and unenlightening list of Straussian professors who like America. I guess this is done to
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Brett Williams
Oct 22, 2014 Brett Williams rated it it was amazing
Leo Strauss (1899-1973, U of Chicago) was an articulate examiner of America’s Founding principles including their Enlightenment source; lover of Socratic thought; and among the first to expose Euro-American Postmodernism. Thomas Pangle (the author, UT Austin) was one of Strauss’s students, as was Allan Bloom (U of Chicago), Henry V. Jaffa, and others beginning to be heard on various topics of the Founding, Supreme Court, de Tocqueville, community and tradition in our individualistic era. Some on ...more
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May 15, 2012 Simon rated it liked it
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Good. Skimmed portions of it. Was well written, and logically laid out.
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