From the Subway to the Station Wagon
Just in from Seth Leibsohn, a fellow at the Claremont Institute, the producer of Bill Bennett’s radio show, and a fomer student of this week’s guest on Uncommon Knowledge, the great political philosopher Harry Jaffa:
that story you just retold [about how Leo Strauss used to go right on lecturing his students, including Harry Jaffa, all the way from Strauss’s office at the New School to the subway station] was an exact
memory for me. exactly how a lecture from jaffa was for me–and i’m
sure so many of his students, but instead of a train it was his
station wagon. you’d go into his office [at Claremont McKenna] to ask a discrete question and three hours later you wonder why you
asked the first question which was so inconsequential in retrospect.