Crisis of the Strauss Divided: Essays on Leo Strauss and Straussianism, East and West

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 26, 2012 - Political Science - 290 pages
Crisis of the Strauss Divided brings together a collection of Jaffa’s published arguments defending and explaining that judgment, written during the 40 years since Strauss’s death. The volume includes arguments of those who have disagreed with Jaffa about Strauss's teaching and about the nature of political philosophy. These wide ranging exchanges explore many of the great themes of political philosophy and, in particular, the implications of Strauss's thinking for America and modern civilization./span/span
 

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Contents

Straussian Geography
1
Leo Strauss Remembered
39
Political Philosophy and Honor
45
The Legacy of Leo Strauss
57
The Platonism of Leo Strauss
81
The Legacy of Leo Strauss Defended
89
The Politics of Moderation
103
Leo Strausss Churchillian Speech and the Question of the Decline of the West
105
Leo Strauss the Bible and Political Philosophy
149
Dear Sirs
163
Relativism
167
Strauss at 100
185
Moral Order in the Western Tradition
195
Too Good to be True?
223
Jaffas New Birth
241
A Reply to Michael Zuckerts Jaffas New Birth Harry Jaffa at Ninety
259

Response to M F Burnyeats Sphinx Without a Secret
117
Dear Professor Drury
121
Crisis of the Strauss Divided
131
Epilogue
271
Index
273
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Harry V. Jaffa is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University, a distinguished fellow of the Claremont Institute, and the author of ten books.

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