Tag Archives: Leo Strauss

Quarrel Between Ancients and Moderns (Strauss and Fellini)

If I were writing a book about Leo Strauss, I’d use this movie still from Satyricon as a cover image to get at the quarrel or non-quarrel between the ancient and moderns. But for all intents and purposes, Fellini did … Continue reading

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German Nihilism (Leo Strauss Nazi Neuesachlichkiet)

I have not yet read William H.F. Altmans The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism. But I saw on FB a photograph of a young’ish Leo Strauss looking particularly thuggish. Immediately, it reminded me of a neuesachlichkeit portrait. I posted the photograph … Continue reading

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