Review essay: Pyrrhic victories and a trojan horse in the Strauss wars

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 39 (2):294-323 (2009)
A careful reading of Harvey C. Mansfield's Manlines s and the recent translation of Daniel Tanguay's Leo Strauss; une biographie intellectuelle reveals that neither text supports the view that Leo Strauss was a harmless if qualified friend of liberal democracy. Key Words: Leo Strauss • Straussians • Nietzsche • Carl Schmitt • Heidegger • National Socialism • Liberalism • Redlichkeit • Hobbes • Hegel • Viktor Trivas
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DOI 10.1177/0048393109332142
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