This is the very first book-length assessment of the impact of Leo Strauss’ migration to the United States had on this thinking. Adi Armon knits together a close reading of unpublished workshops Strauss offered at the University of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s with an analysis of his later works, all of which were obviously penned versus the background of the Cold War. In the start, Leo Strauss Between Weimar and America, (PDF) explains the intellectual environment that formed the young Strauss’ viewpoint in the Weimar Republic, tracing those elements of his idea that changed and others that stayed constant up till his migration to America. Armon then proceeds to take a look at the midpoint of Karl Marx to Strauss’s intellectual bio. By assessing an unpublished workshop Strauss taught with Joseph Cropsey at the University of Chicago in 1960, Armon shows how Strauss’ fragmentary, partial engagement with Marx in composing obscured the vital function that Marxism really played as an intellectual difficulty to his later political thinking. Ultimately, the ebook checks out the symptoms of Straussian teaching in postwar America through reading Strauss’ The City and Man (1964) as an agent of his political mentor.
“Adi Armon makes a considerable contribution to the literature on Leo Strauss and his long-standing anti-communist convictions. In the middle of the Cold War, Strauss asserted that just liberal education―correctly rooted in a canon of pre-modern-day political thinkers―might provide the remedy to the intrinsic ills born of the bad puddle of liberalism. Though, Armon provides interesting brand-new archival product to reveal Strauss’s unexpected engagement with Marx’s works, and why Strauss acknowledged Karl Marx as the real opponent of the West.” — Eugene Sheppard, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and Thought, Brandeis University, USA
“There is much literature around the idea of Leo Strauss however practically absolutely nothing has actually been stated about Strauss’s important encounter with Marxism and the important methods which this communicated with the advancement of his idea as he moved from the Weimar Republic to Europe and then the United States. At the exact same time, and in informing way, Adi Armon reveals the subtle methods which Strauss’s general political idea, its consistencies, popular obscurities and surprise messages, went through modification in his late Chicago exile. An ideal addition to the fascination Strauss – that shy, typically disparaged yet likewise normally worshiped German-Jewish thinker – still puts in.” — Steven Aschheim, Professor Emeritus, The Hebrew University, Israel
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