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Surfing Strauss's Third Wave of Modernity

As I indicated in my previous post on Leo Strauss's "Three Waves of Modernity," I am puzzled as to why Strauss chose to pass over in silence Friedrich Nietzsche's Darwinian naturalism in Human, All Too Human and the other writings from his middle period. This is crucial for how we assess Strauss's claim about the crisis of modern natural right, which is the crisis of liberal democracy.
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