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The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy
Is Leo Strauss truly an intellectual forebear of neoconservatism and a powerful force in shaping Bush administration foreign policy? The Truth about Leo Strauss puts this question to rest, revealing for the first time how the popular media came to perpetuate such an oversimplified view of such a complex and wide-ranging philosopher. More important, it corrects our percept ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2006 by University of Chicago Press
(first published 2006)
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I had read a bit of Strauss a long time ago when I read more political theory. He was a complex thinker and a challenging read, but if you like classical political theory he is a key person. My interest in him was reawakened during the second Iraq war, when his name started to get linked to the positions of some of the neoconservatives, such as Wolfowitz. This book raised this connection and I wanted to see if there was a basis to the strong linkage with the neocons. There wasn't - Strauss was b ...more