The Hindenburg Line of the Strauss wars

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (1):118-153 (2010)

William H.F. Altman
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Alumnus)
Bringing continental sensibilities and skill to his project, David Janssens has abandoned the line of defense heretofore used by North American intellectuals to shield Leo Strauss from criticism: Janssens wastes no time trying to prove Strauss was a liberal democrat, frankly admits his atheism, and emphasizes the continuity and European origins of his thought. Nevertheless committed to defending Strauss even at his most vulnerable points, Janssens is compelled to anchor his new defensive position on a misreading of what he calls "an inconspicuous footnote" in Philosophie und Gesetz (1935)
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