Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire

Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire

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The teachings of political theorist Leo Strauss (1899-1973) have recently received new attention, as political observers have become aware of the influence Strauss's students have had in shaping conservative agendas of the Bush administration--including the war on Iraq. This provocative book examines Strauss's ideas and the ways in which they have been appropriated, or misappropriated, by senior policymakers.

Anne Norton, a political theorist trained by some of Strauss's most famous students, is well equipped to write on Strauss and Straussians. She tells three interwoven narratives: the story of Leo Strauss, a Jewish German-born #65533;migr#65533;, who carried European philosophy into a new world; the story of the philosophic lineage that came from Leo Strauss; and the story of how America has been made a moral battleground by the likes of Paul Wolfowitz, Leon Kass, Carnes Lord, and Irving Kristol--Straussian conservatives committed to an American imperialism they believe will usher in a new world order.

Publisher: New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press, c2004.
ISBN: 0300104367
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 235 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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Sep 20, 2015

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"Leo Strauss and the American Right"
by: . . . Shadia B. Drury 1950-
published: . . . Palgrave Macmillan 1999, ISBN-10: 0312217838 ISBN-13: 978-0312217839


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