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The German Stranger: Leo Strauss And National Socialism
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|June 7, 2012

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Leo Strauss's connection with Martin Heidegger and Carl Schmitt suggests a troubling proximity to National Socialism but a serious critique of Strauss must begin with F. H. Jacobi. While writing his dissertation on this apparently Christian opponent of the…
The City and Man
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|November 15, 1978

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The City and Man consists of provocative essays by the late Leo Strauss on Aristotle's Politics , Plato's Republic , and Thucydides' Peloponnesian Wars . Together, the essays constitute a brilliant attempt to use classical political philosophy as a means of…
What Is Political Philosophy? and Other Studies
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|October 15, 1988

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"All political action has . . . in itself a directedness towards knowledge of the good: of the good life, or of the good society. For the good society is the complete political good. If this directedness becomes explicit, if men make it their explicit goal to…
Discourses On Strauss: Revelation And Reason In Leo Strauss And His Critical Study Of Machiavelli
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"This is an excellent work that will lay just claim to being a major treatment of the most significant themes in the work of Leo Strauss. Sorensen's persuasive and original linking of Strauss's critical study of Machiavelli with Strauss on reason/revelation…
History Of Political Philosophy
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|November 30, 1987

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This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition…
Recovering Hegel From The Critique Of Leo Strauss: The Virtues Of Modernity
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Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Srauss offers a defense of modernity against the critique of the influential mid-twentieth century political philosopher, Leo Strauss. Strauss, whose influence on contemporary conservative political theory is well…
Leo Strauss and His Legacy: A Bibliography
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|July 21, 2005

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With over 10,000 entries, this bibliography is the most comprehensive guide to published writing in the tradition of Leo Strauss, who lived from 1899 to 1973 and was one of the most influential political philosophers of the twentieth century. John A. Murley…
Leo Strauss, The Straussians, And The Study Of The American Regime
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|September 28, 1999

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Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted on American liberal democracy and contemporary…
On Tyranny: Corrected And Expanded Edition, Including The Strauss-kojève Correspondence
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|September 13, 2013

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On Tyranny is Leo Strauss’s classic reading of Xenophon’s dialogue Hiero , or Tyrannicus , in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. Included are a translation of the dialogue from…
Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education
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Natural Right and History
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|October 15, 1965

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In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of…
Jerusalem and Athens: Reason and Revelation in the Works of Leo Strauss
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Leo Strauss dedicated his life to rejuvenating the serious study of political philosophy. But those who study his writings are at odds on the question of what he thought about revelation. By applying Strauss's own principles of analysis to his pivotal essay…
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