Leo Strauss

Neither was a cynical atheist.

Daniel Rynhold
Oct. 21 2015 12:01AM

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. . .

Francis Fukuyama
Feb. 9 2015 12:01AM

In a recent book, James A. Diamond explores how the philosophical ideas of Moses Maimonides were received by medieval and modern Jewish thinkers. Diamond, in. . .

Jan. 12 2015 12:01AM

Nazism, writes Daniel Johnson, is best understood as a movement to destroy Western civilization, a goal it shared with Soviet Communism. Too few Europeans understood. . .

Dec. 24 2014 12:01AM

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. . .

Gary Rosen
Dec. 17 2014 12:01AM

The brilliant and much-maligned political philosopher Leo Strauss has often been painted by his detractors as a reactionary warmonger. In a recent book, Robert Howse. . .

Oct. 27 2014 12:01AM

A small industry has been devoted to demonizing a great 20th-century scholar, teacher, and (qualified) defender of liberal democracy. Why?

Aug. 19 2014 12:01AM

Leo Strauss and Martin Heidegger were both critics of modernity. One defended liberal democracy; the other sought to destroy it. 

Lee Smith
April 8 2014 12:01AM

There is more than meets the eye to Leo Strauss’s claim that philosophers, himself included, cannot be religious believers.

Peter Lawler
Jan. 24 2014 12:00AM