Saturday, September 20, 2008

The deceptive brain behind neocon takeover of America

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1899 Leo Strauss (d. October 18, 1973), 'Godfather of the new American Right'; German-born American political philosopher who specialized in the study of classical philosophy. He spent most of his career as a Political Science Professor at the University of Chicago, where he taught several generations of devoted students including fellow neocons Allan Bloom and Paul Wolfowitz, and non-Straussian Susan Sontag).

Since his death, he has come to be regarded as an intellectual source of neoconservatism in the United States. Shadia Drury, in Leo Strauss and the American Right (1999), argued that Strauss inculcated an elitist strain in American political leaders that is linked to imperialist militarism and Christian fundamentalism.

The New Machiavelli: Leo Strauss and the Politics of Fear
Prof. Strauss and the neocon takeover
Strauss' Philosophy of Deception
Strauss & American Right
Strauss & the Rhetoric of the War on Terror

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mind boggling.

11:32 PM  

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