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Berkowitz On Strauss

The latest version of the vast-right-wing-conspiracy theory features Leo Strauss and those influence by his thought. Political theorist, Peter Berkowitz has a very nice piece (as Jonah mentioned over the weekend) explaining who Strauss is and why the wild charges against him are false. For longer and more nuanced treatment of Strauss, and a refutation of the charges often leveled against him, you can turn to two other pieces by Berkowitz, “The Reason of Revelation: The Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss” and “Liberal Zealotry,” Berkowitz’s critique of Political Scientist Stephen Holmes, one of the most prominent critics of Strauss. For web access to Berkowitz’s many thoughtful articles, go here.

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