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Was Leo Strauss the German Stranger?

In my graduate seminar on Leo Strauss, we are now reading William Altman's The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism (Lexington Books, 2011). Our first discussion of this book was instructive. All of our discussions in this class have been good, for which I am grateful to the students--David Bahr, Nick Blazer, Anthony Clarke, John Grove, Todd Noelle, Kate Paton, Jesse Peck, and Mike Tolhurst.
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io9 Book Club Reminder: Meeting 9/10 to Discuss The Bees

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (11 hours ago)

This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Laline Paull's The Bees. We'll meet on September 10 to discuss it. Join us! Read more... Read Post

Altman's Nine Theses on Strauss as the German Stranger

Academics / Philosophy : Darwinian Conservatism (2 years ago)

The argument of Will Altman's The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism can be summarized in nine theses: 1. Biblical dualism 2. Biblical liberalism 3. Platonic dualism 4. Platonic liberalism 5. Straussian anti-dualism... Read Post

Will Altman's German Trilogy and Leo Strauss's Third Wave of Modernity

Academics / Philosophy : Darwinian Conservatism (2 years ago)

At the end of the summer, the American Political Science Association will be meeting in Chicago. For that meeting, I have proposed a panel on William Altman's book The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism (2011), whic... Read Post


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