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Leo Strauss and Neoconservatism
Conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss was the teacher of leading contemporary neoconservatives. Here we provide some links for reference.
About Leo Strauss (1899-1973)
All Against All By Charles R. Kesler
Posted April 10, 2003 - This article originally appeared in the August 18, 1989 issue of National Review. Reprinted with permission. A review of The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, edited by Thomas L. Pangle. University of Chicago Press, 285 pages, $45
"Sixteen years after his death, Leo Strauss's influence on the American mind and on American politics continues to grow. His books are more widely read than ever. His students and followers, whose ranks multiply, form not only the most distinguished and combative group of conservatives in the contemporary academy, but also a revolutionary force within American conservatism.... '
http://www.straussian.net/ - "Leo Strauss was the twentieth century's greatest teacher of political philosophy, and this site is dedicated to the Straussian tradition. Our specific intention is to serve as a guide to students caught up in this wonderful, overwhelming, and persecuted academic movement."
Leo Strauss and the Straussians by Karl Jahn who is an extremist nationalist: http://home.earthlink.net/~karljahn/Strauss.htm. In this article Jahn says Strauss believes that there is no god and justice but this "knowledge" should be kept only for the elite; everyone else needs religion and nationalism.
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