The first universal morality.
Neither was a cynical atheist.
According to the late Leo Strauss, some of the West’s greatest devotees of philosophical truth and reason encoded their beliefs in hints, irony, and deliberate. . .
Worshipped by his students and vilified by his enemies as the founder of a shadowy neoconservative conspiracy responsible for the 2003 Iraq war, Leo Strauss. . .
Leo Strauss and Martin Heidegger were both critics of modernity. One defended liberal democracy; the other sought to destroy it.
There is more than meets the eye to Leo Strauss’s claim that philosophers, himself included, cannot be religious believers.