Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime

Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime

by Kenneth L. Deutsch, John A. Murley, George Anastaplo, Hadley Arkes
     
 

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Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted on American liberal democracy and contemporary political thought. By stressing the enduring vitality of classic books and by articulating the theoretical and… See more details below

Overview

Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted on American liberal democracy and contemporary political thought. By stressing the enduring vitality of classic books and by articulating the theoretical and practical flaws of relativism and historicism, the contributors argue that Strauss and the Straussians have identified fundamental crises of modernity and liberal democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461600671
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
468
Sales rank:
1,139,574
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kenneth L. Deutsch is professor of political science at State University of New York at Geneseo.

John A. Murley is professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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