The most penetrating and capacious treatment of the political philosophy of this complex and often misunderstood thinker from his early years to his last works leo strauss and the problem of political philosophy reveals strauss s writings as an attempt to show that the distinctive characteristics of ancient and modern thought derive from different modes of solving the problem of political philosophy and reveal why he considered the ancient solution both philosophically and politically . For strauss political philosophy presented a problem to which there have been a variety of solutions proposed over the course of western history strausss work they show revolved around recovering and restoring political philosophy to its original socratic form since positivism and historicism represented two intellectual currents that undermined the possibility of a socratic political philosophy the first part of the book is devoted to strausss critique of these two . In leo strauss and the problem of political philosophy michael and catherine zuckert have produced a trustworthy mainstream straussian overview of strausss thought that also brings to light different trends in straussian interpretation the book is very accessible to the generally educated lay reader like myself who simply wants to know more about strauss in fact this book is clear and straightforward enough to serve as a great introduction to this elusive thinker . Leo strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the iraq war have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention including stories in the wall street journal and new york timestime magazine even called him one of the most influential men in american politics with the truth about leo strauss michael and catherine zuckert challenged the many claims and
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