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Rossiter, Cornell & Straussians

An emailer informed me that a new book by Anne Norton, Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire, suggests that Clinton Rossiter committed suicide because of the intimidation he suffered from Straussian colleagues, including Alan Bloom. I had not heard this before, and I’ve read a little bit about the Cornell takeover. Indeed, my understanding of Rossiter’s tragic suicide was quite different. If there’s anyone out there who knows the real story or can confirm Norton’s version or can simply point me to another reliable source I’d be interested and grateful.

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