Podcast: Steven Smith on Persecution and the Art of Writing

A Yale political scientist joins us to talk about esoteric writing and how to understand its relation to politics.


Observation
June 10 2022
About the authors

Steven B. Smith, professor of political science at Yale University, is the author of Spinoza, Liberalism, and Jewish Identity, Reading Leo Strauss, and, most recently, Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Saul Bellow.

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