Press release: Smith, Reading Leo Strauss
The name of Leo Strauss is everywhere, from national newspapers and magazines to innumerable political blogs. Most of these media have perpetuated the idea that Strauss’s work molded the opinions of neoconservative foreign-policy hawks connected with the Bush administration. But in Reading Leo Strauss, Steven Smith recasts the renowned philosopher’s thought in a more nuanced light, portraying him not as the father of neoconservatism but instead as an ardent defender of liberal democracy.… Read the press release.
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