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  • Title: Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire
  • Author: Anne Norton
  • ISBN: 9780300104363
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The teachings of political theorist Leo Strauss 1899 1973 have recently received new attention, as political observers have become aware of the influence Strauss s students have had in shaping the conservative agendas of the Bush administration including the war on Iraq This provocative book examines Strauss s ideas and the ways in which they have been appropriated, orThe teachings of political theorist Leo Strauss 1899 1973 have recently received new attention, as political observers have become aware of the influence Strauss s students have had in shaping the conservative agendas of the Bush administration including the war on Iraq This provocative book examines Strauss s ideas and the ways in which they have been appropriated, or misappropriated, by senior policymakers.Anne Norton, a political theorist trained by some of Strauss s most famous students, is well equipped to write on Strauss and Straussians She tells three interwoven narratives the story of Leo Strauss, a Jewish German born migr , who carried European philosophy into a new world the story of the philosophic lineage that came from Leo Strauss and the story of how America has been made a moral battleground by the likes of Paul Wolfowitz, Leon Kass, Carnes Lord, and Irving Kristol Straussian conservatives committed to an American imperialism they believe will usher in a new world order An honest, wise, and beautifully written account of an astonishing political phenomenon that has profoundly reshaped politics in our times Rogers Smith
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    Commentaires:

    Justin Evans
    First, the good: I went to the University of Chicago for graduate school. Not only that, I went to the department of that school that still does the most to protect Strauss's legacy. Did I take classes with Straussians? No, I did not. But I have Straussian friends, and learned something of their beliefs. So, Norton's book made me nostalgic for Chicago, even though by the time I was there the Hegelians and, broadly speaking, modernists, far outnumbered the Straussians. Now, that aside, this book [...]

    The American Conservative
    'Norton’s book is both analytical and autobiographical—she studied at the University of Chicago with Strauss’s students and others who would later become prominent political Straussians. “I would never have thought of writing about [Straussians],” she begins, “but things changed. Certain of the people I had known came to power. The nation went to war. Because the nation is at war, and because the Straussians are prominent among those who govern, the accounts I had been given are no l [...]

    Bob Nichols
    This is a quick read about what Norton refers to as the cult following the late University of Chicago political theorist, Leo Strauss. “The students of Strauss (and the students of the students of Strauss) who now walk the corridors of power,” she writes in a summary sentence, “walked a different set of corridors in the sixties and seventies. In Chicago some of them formed what my professors called ‘Straussian truth squads.’ They constituted themselves as bands of intellectual vigilant [...]

    Sean Sullivan
    Though the neocon movement seems more and more like a thing of history, this is a nice quick and easy read that is wonderfully catty about Straussian's in the academy. It includes an excellent line about how she doesn't want to hear about the glories of war from slope shouldered men with soft hands sitting in the academic lounge at the University of Chicago.Norton has far more time for Strauss himself than she does for his followers. She does an excellent job of pointing out the absurdity of man [...]

    John Farr
    This book is less about Leo Strauss than it is about some of his neoconservative students at the University of Chicago who have been involved in setting US foreign policy (including the recent adventure in Iraq) over the past 30 or so years. Most of what we have here seems to amount to high level academic gossip about people such as Paul Wolfowitz along with some of the other prominent Straussians at the Claremont Institute, UChicago, AEI, etc. A better title might be "Straussuans and the Politi [...]

    NoBeatenPath
    I ordered this book after watching a TV documentary about Strauss and how his ideas have been used by the Neo-Cons. While the documentary was extremely interesting and relevant, this book left me disappointed. The author does not do a very good job of linking the teachings of Strauss and how they have been (mis)used by Straussians. This is despite the book's flyleaf claiming 'This provocative book examines Strauss's ideas and the ways in which they have been appropriated,or misappropriated, by s [...]

    Ross Gagnon
    I actually agree with the Straussian reviewers on this - it's a terribly written and thought-out book. If it were the oral history of Strauss's students and disciples it promised to be, it could have been very interesting; and a book like that is really needed. Unfortunately, gossipy reminiscences and breezy essays on Straussian themes (of wildly differing quality) suggest this was put together as a quickie to capitalize on the Strauss Wars. If you're going through the messy journalism on the St [...]

    Erik
    I thought the ancestry of modern american conservative thought was interesting - influences past and present. However the book is presented as a blur, and that blur ultimately detracts from it.Opinion blurred with Fact.Personal experienced blurred with third party observations.Analysis of history blurred with the present.The Iraq wart blurred with everything else.Theres a great book bound to be written on this, however Norton's rendition is not it.

    Mark Fitzpatrick
    I felt like the book could have explored more, but the author more wrote about her professional experience in academia with Straussians. To give her some credit, she tried to make a counter-narrative that neoconservatives that utilize Strauss' philosophy have misinterpreted or misappropriated his ideas.

    Griff
    Interesting and left-leaning treatise on supposed american inperialism

    Sharon
    I'm still readingwas written by a gal, a playmate and family friend I knew when both of us were about 10 years old! I'm thrilled to hold this book in my hands.

    David
    I found this a little light and airy. Some good gossip from U. of Chicago in the 70's/80's, but not all that much more.

    Thomas Baughman
    An okay anecdotal account of the Straussian influence on American government and Foreign policy.

    Nathan
    A quick read and good anecdotal account. Witty and interesting. I enjoyed the use of language and barely put it down. I might start it again this morning.

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