Persecution and the Art of Writing
The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem—the relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas.
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Review: Persecution and the Art of WritingUser Review - Jeffra Hays - Goodreads
One does not read this while attending to anything else. I read it twice, and a third reading would do me good. Using several famous texts as examples, Strauss explains why each writer presented his ... Read full review
Review: Persecution and the Art of WritingUser Review - Edward ONeill - Goodreads
Certain books contain a secret book, hidden within what overtly seem like contradictions. An interesting recovery of hermeneutics for the goals of conservative political philosophy. Read full review