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Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime : The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime - Kenneth L. Deutsch

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

The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime

Paperback Published: 28th September 1999
ISBN: 9780847686926
Number Of Pages: 468

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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 practical flaws of relativism and historicism, the contributors argue that Strauss and the Straussians have identified fundamental crises of modernity and liberal democracy. This book emphasizes the broad range of Strauss's influence, from literary criticism to constitutional thought, and it denies the existence of a monolithic Straussian political orthodoxy. Both critics and supporters of Strauss' thought are included. All political theorists interested in Strauss's extraordinary impact on political thought will want to read this book.

This book certainly will not disappoint anyone looking for a serious philosophic discussion of the American Founding.--Erik Root "Clarion "

Prefacep. xi
On Leo Strauss's American Career
Leo Strauss at the University of Chicagop. 3
Leo Strauss at St. John's College (Annapolis)p. 31
Leo Strauss at the University of Chicagop. 39
Strauss at One Hundredp. 41
Taking Leo Strauss Seriously
Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regimep. 51
Strauss on Our Mindsp. 69
Leo Strauss: Philosophy and American Social Sciencep. 91
Athens and Washington: Leo Strauss and the American Regimep. 103
Strauss's Generalized Agnosticism and American Liberalismp. 129
Locating Leo Strauss in the Liberal-Communitarian Debatep. 143
The First Generation
In re George Anastaplop. 159
Walter Berns: The Constitution and American Liberal Democracyp. 193
Allan Bloom: Strauss, Socrates, and Liberal Educationp. 205
Joseph Cropsey: Modernity and the American Regimep. 221
Refinding the Founding: Martin Diamond, Leo Strauss, and the American Regimep. 235
Paul Eidelberg: The Mixed Regime and the American Regimep. 253
A New Birth of Freedom: Harry V. Jaffa and the Study of Americap. 265
Back to the Future: Ralph Lerner's Political Thoughtp. 283
Roger Masters: Natural Right and Biologyp. 293
Herbert Storing: The American Founding and the American Regimep. 305
American Political Institutions
Congress and Straussian Constitutionalismp. 331
Executive Power and the Presidencyp. 351
The Supreme Court: Republican Schoolmasterp. 363
Bureaucracy and America: Leo Strauss on Constitutionalism, the State, and Tyrannyp. 383
Reflections From Practice
Leo Strauss and the World of Intelligence (By Which We Do Not Mean Nous)p. 407
Thoughts on Strauss and Our Present Discontentsp. 413
The Charm of Competence: A Straussian Looks at the Therapeutic Statep. 419
A Student of Leo Strauss in the Clinton Administrationp. 429
Government Practice and the School of Straussp. 439
About the Contributorsp. 447
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ISBN: 9780847686926
ISBN-10: 0847686922
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 28th September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 14.88  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.6