On tyranny

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Free Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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User Review  - Jacob Stubbs - Goodreads

So, this book is quite the challenging read. Strauss and Kojéve both have a very esoteric writing style. That being said, the correspondence between Strauss and Kojéve forces you to think of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wilson Hines - Goodreads

I am currently reading this title, as it just came in yesterday. The Introduction is a small book, in and of itself. This thing is amazing and some of the philosophical concepts make you stop, chew, and swallow, then revist the same plate to do so again! Read full review


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Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was born and educated in Germany, receiving his doctorate from Hamburg University in 1921. He came to the United States in 1938 and taught political science and philosophy at the New School for Social Research for a decade. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as professor of political philosophy in 1949 and was eventually named Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor. Among his many books are "The Political Philosophy of Hobbes; Natural Right and History"; and "Thoughts on Machiavelli," all of which are available from the University of Chicago Press.

Gourevitch is William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University.

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